Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley arrested a 21-year old man attempting to smuggle drugs.
At about 4:00 a.m. Sunday , the man , a U.S. citizen . approached the checkpoint in a 2008 BMW. As agents questioned the man a canine alerted to the BMW. A search of the car led to the discovery of 36 wrapped packages beneath the drivers side front tire. The packages tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl and have an estimated street value of over $1 million. The man was turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.