TEMECULA–U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man near Temecula on Wednesday who had cocaine bundles in his car.
The event began Nov. 13 at approximately 10 a.m., when agents initiated a vehicle stop on a Buick sedan on northbound I-15. Once stopped, agents questioned the driver and performed an exterior search of the sedan with a Border Patrol K-9, resulting in an alert.
Searching the vehicle, agents found a tote bag on the car’s front seat that held four bundles of cocaine. The bundles weighed 10.77 pounds and have an estimated street value of $110,000.
The man, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, was taken into custody and later turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Since October 1, 2019, San Diego Sector has seized approximately 104 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1,040,000.