U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman on Thursday afternoon April 15, 2021. She was transporting more than 21 pounds of heroin and cocaine in her vehicle in San Clemente, California.
At approximately 12 p.m., agents pulled over the female driver traveling in a silver Mercedes C300 northbound on Interstate 5. While agents questioned the driver, a K9 alerted to the trunk of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle’s trunk, agents discovered nine wrapped packages consistent with the characteristics of narcotics smuggling.
The nine packages weighed more than 21 pounds and contained 11.5 pounds of heroin and 9.8 pounds of cocaine. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $250,425.
The 22-year-old female U.S. citizen, along with the heroin and cocaine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation. The Mercedes Benz was seized by Border Patrol.