$1.5M in cocaine seized after chase near Temecula checkpoint


More than 100 pounds of cocaine were seized after a driver attempted to elude a checkpoint inspection in Southern California. 

US Customs and Border Protection agents say the 46-year-old man tried to get away after his SUV was referred to a secondary inspection area along Interstate 15 in Temecula. 

The driver then led agents on a short chase into a residential area until finally bailing from the vehicle. An agent caught him after using a stun gun on the suspect. 

Inside the SUV, agents discovered 37 bundles of cocaine that were stashed inside a speaker box and plastic container in the SUV's rear-cargo space. The value of the seized cocaine is estimated to be about $1.5 million. 


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