SALTON CITY (CBS 8) – A man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine was arrested by El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents on Monday morning at the Highway 86 checkpoint.
The 19-year-old United States citizen approached the checkpoint in a blue 2010 Ford Fusion at around 3:40 a.m., according to the Border Patrol.
Agents then referred the man to secondary inspection for further examination.
After a canine team alerted to the undercarriage of the vehicle during the inspection, agents investigated further and discovered 30 packages in the gas tank of the car.
Border Patrol agents seized 43.46 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $173,840 on Monday
The packages were examined and tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.
The man, vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
San Diego lifeguards planned to resume the search Monday morning for a man who fell off Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and was never seen resurfacing.
Following rain and snow Friday evening and a weekend of cooler weather across San Diego County, a slight warming trend is expected to begin Monday and continue through at least the middle of the week.
Community members in La Mesa were planning a protest Monday morning outside Helix High School after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer roughly slamming a teenage girl to the ground.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.