(PPN) – On Tuesday, a man was arrested and booked into San Diego county jail after border authorities sensed possible cross-border drug smuggling. U.S. Border Patrol agents followed the him until he stopped at a storage facility on Main Street in Chula Vista around 6:30 p.m. They found bundles of four different drugs in the car.
The 42-year-old man was driving a Mercury Sable sedan. Immigration agents spotted the driver and followed him. They asked for permission to search the vehicle and storage unit after watching him unload items. The K-9 alerted to possible narcotics and they conducted a search.
Cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and brown heroin bundles were found in the storage unit and all over the car. Authorities seized 68 pounds of cocaine, 23.67 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 25.39 pounds of marijuana, and 0.68 pounds of brown heroin.
Drugs were hidden in the trunk, spare tire, and rear quarter panels. Federal officials estimated the street value of the narcotics to $1,114,445.