Border Patrol agents seize $1.5M in cocaine near Calif. checkpoint
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine after a driver attempted to elude a checkpoint inspection
TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine after a driver attempted to elude a checkpoint inspection in Southern California.
Officials say the 46-year-old man sped away when his SUV was referred to a secondary inspection area along Interstate 15 in Temecula.
The suspect led agents on a pursuit into a residential area. He ran from his vehicle but was caught when an agent used a stun gun.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the cocaine has an estimated value of about $1.5 million.
Agents discovered 37 bundles stashed inside a speaker box and plastic container in the SUV’s rear cargo area.
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