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Border Patrol Agents Seize Narcotics Trifecta at Interstate 5 Checkpoint

A 45-year-old man was arrested at a Border Patrol checkpoint after agents discovered heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in his vehicle.

The man was arrested around 1 p.m. Tuesday near Basilone Road on Interstate 5, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

A K-9 alerted agents to the man's 2006 Chevrolet Equinox and agents discovered 41 bundles of narcotics hidden inside the vehicle door panels. 

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According to the CBP, 28.66 pounds of heroin, 4.96 pounds of cocaine, and 24.91 pounds of Methamphetamine were discovered in the vehicle.

The drugs are worth an estimated street value of $560,334.

Agents turned over the man and the narcotics to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

His vehicle was seized by the CBP.

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