US CBP agents seize a quarter million dollars in methamphetamine during traffic stop

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents seized over a quarter-million dollars worth of methamphetamine during a vehicle stop on Interstate 8 Tuesday night.

Agents conducted a traffic stop on a blue pickup truck on the interstate near the Buckman Springs exit. As the agents made contact with the driver, a male United States citizen, they observed four large duffle bags in the bed of the truck. A Border Patrol K-9 team responded to the stop and conducted an air sniff of the truck, ultimately alerting to the presence of narcotics. Agents inspected the duffle bags and found multiple clear packages containing a crystal-like substance.  

Tests revealed that the packages contained methamphetamine. The methamphetamine weighed approximately 188 pounds, with an estimated street value of $281,940.

The driver and narcotics were turned over to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation and processing. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.

“Our agents will continue to work tirelessly to ensure our communities are safe and that these dangerous drugs stay off our streets,” said Chief Patrol Agent Patricia D. McGurk-Daniel.