SAN DIEGO (CNS) - About 105 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $2.1 million was found this week in two vehicles at separate border patrol checkpoints, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday.
A 37-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped at the checkpoint on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after agents became suspicious of his "nervous demeanor" and sent his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a secondary inspection, according to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Scott Simon.
A team searched the SUV and found nearly 48 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $952,400 in a five-gallon plastic container, Simon said.
The driver, whose name was not immediately released, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Border patrol agents seized the SUV.
Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a dog sniffed out methamphetamine in an unoccupied 2003 Suzuki XL7 parked near the San Ysidro port of entry, Simon said, adding that agents found 58 pounds of the drug worth more than $1.15 million in 28 packages hidden in the car's rear panels. Agents seized the SUV and the methamphetamine was turned over to the DEA.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.