SAN DIEGO (CNS) - U.S. Border Patrol agents seized a total of $873,800 in methamphetamine in three separate stops on state Route 94 and Interstate 5 this week, the federal agency announced Thursday.
The first stop was made at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente on Sunday evening, according to a U.S. Border Patrol agent Scott Simon. A 21-year-old man, a U.S. citizen, hid 6.95 pounds of meth in a fire extinguisher and a battery casing, he said in a statement.
Then, on Monday afternoon, a 49-year-old man, also a U.S. citizen, was stopped on state Route 94 near Jamul. He was driving a vehicle with 25.83 pounds of meth hidden inside the vehicle's rocker panels, Simon said. Rocker panels are located under a vehicle's door, between the tire wheels, and are used to protect the undercarriage from rocks, mud and other road debris.
The third stop occurred Tuesday on Interstate 5 in the San Diego area. Simon said a 47-year-old man, a Mexican national, was stopped with 10.91 pounds of meth hidden inside the seats of his SUV. All three were taken into custody and their vehicles seized, along with the drugs. Their names were not immediately released.
San Diego County again will face extreme heat and high surf beginning Monday and lasting through Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the week, with slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.