SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego have discovered $540,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamines in the dashboard of a smuggler's minivan.
The 65-year-old driver, a citizen of Mexico, has been arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Border agents say they stopped the 1998 Ford Windstar early Thursday on Interstate 8 about 25 miles east of downtown San Diego and they became suspicious of the driver's nervous demeanor. A drug-sniffing dog inspected the minivan and there was a positive alert in the dashboard area.
The Border Patrol told the Los Angeles Times that investigators discovered a hidden compartment behind the glove box containing 41 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine.
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