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22 Pounds Of Meth — Worth About $445K — Seized In OC Minivan

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SAN CLEMENTE (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they’ve seized more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine a man was smuggling in the body of a minivan in Orange County.

Customs spokesman Jerry Conlin said Friday that agents and a drug-sniffing dog discovered about $445,000 worth of the drug after searching a vehicle being driven by a 34-year-old man in San Clemente.

The drug was hidden inside the front bumper and frame rails of a 1995 Toyota Previa, which was pulled over at about 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 5.

Authorities did not say why the vehicle was singled out.

The van was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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