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Feds Find Plethora of Drugs Hidden Inside a Metal Door, $1.4 Mil Worth

The metal door in which nearly $1.4 million worth of drugs was found Thursday at the San Clemente checkpoint. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
The metal door in which nearly $1.4 million worth of drugs was found Thursday at the San Clemente checkpoint. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.

A few hours after finding 54 pounds of cocaine hidden in an SUV trying to get through the San Clemente checkpoint, federal agents discovered twice that amount of coke and other drugs concealed inside a white metal security door a pickup truck was transporting.

U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered the truck at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, and a drug-sniffing triggered an alert, according to an agency press release.

“Agents searched the vehicle and discovered bundles of narcotics stuffed inside the metal security door,” the new release says. There were a total of 63 bundles; 41 contained methamphetamine, 16 contained cocaine, and 6 contained heroin.  The drugs weighed a total of 116.95 pounds and are valued at $1,385,320. 

The man, who was not identified, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Smokey Bear April 12, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Excellent job of catching this before it comes into So Cal, good job!! They just prevented a lot of problems & peoples lives getting ruined. Yeaa!!
Carol April 12, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Good job! A pat on the back and a thank you to the Border Patrol!!
Maura Mikulec April 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Was it a drug-sniffing dog?
Penny Arévalo April 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM
A dog that sniffs for drugs.

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