Scott Marks 4:26 p.m., May 21
U.S. Border Patrol agents in North County seized nearly a million dollars’ worth of drugs in two stops earlier this week.
In one, a Mexican national was stopped in a parking lot near Interstate 5 in Oceanside. A drug-sniffing dog alerted on the car’s dashboard and, upon searching the vehicle, agents found over a pound of methamphetamine, valued at over $24,000.
Earlier in the day, another Mexican citizen driving a 2000 Nissan Sentra was stopped at the checkpoint near San Onofre. When agents became suspicious of the driver he was ordered into secondary inspection, where a dog again alerted and agents, upon dismantling a subwoofer speaker box in the trunk, discovered 84 pounds of cocaine and another 2 pounds of heroin, which they collectively valued at over $950,000.
Both men were apprehended and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for further investigation.