SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal agents seized a 47-pound haul of cocaine from a would-be smuggler at Otay Mesa Port of Entry, authorities reported Tuesday.
The drug trafficker, a 51-year-old Mexican citizen who lives in Compton, drove into the inspection station in the southeastern reaches of San Diego shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
While officers processed his vehicle, a narcotics-sniffing dog alerted them to contraband inside it. A follow-up search turned up 18 packages of cocaine hidden in the trunk and center console, officials said.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel for booking on drug-smuggling charges.
The street value of the confiscated cocaine was estimated at $470,000.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.