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October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A stalled car near an interstate toll booth was discovered to be carrying 116 one-kilogram bundles of cocaine with an estimated street value of $11.6 million, police said. Troopers failed to find the driver, who did not return to claim the car after asking to use the toll booth telephone to arrange for another ride Monday night near suburban Waukegan, Ill., an officer said Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol seized 27 pounds of cocaine during a vehicle stop on the 15 Freeway in Temecula, authorities said Wednesday. Agents were patrolling the interstate near a Border Patrol checkpoint about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when they stopped a northbound Toyota Corolla. With the aid of a drug-sniffing dog, agents found 10 bundles of the drug inside the dashboard, the agency said. The cocaine has a street value of more than $270,000 and was turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
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NATIONAL
April 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
About 500 pounds of marijuana washed ashore on several southern Florida beaches, prompting a late-night search for drug smugglers, police said. Authorities used two helicopters and two boats to look for suspects after a man reported coming across a large bale of marijuana while strolling on the beach, police said. Police found 12 bales of marijuana wrapped in white burlap sacks with a street value of up to $1.5 million, said Jim Messer, a Delray Beach police spokesman.
SPORTS
April 14, 2003 | J.A. Adande
Staring ahead at a full grandstand, hearing 750-horsepower engines roaring, you have to wonder what's going through the mind of Chris Pook when he looks at the staying power of the Long Beach Grand Prix he founded 28 years ago. Well, here's what Pook said goes through his mind when he sees that green flag drop: "Two hours till I get a beer."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
Border Patrol agents seized 767 pounds of cocaine and arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of drug smuggling Tuesday about 3 p.m. at the San Onofre checkpoint, said Mike Gregg, a San Diego police public information officer. The narcotics, estimated to have a street value of $45 million, and Robin Mary Whatley were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and to the U. S. Customs Service, Gregg said, adding that it was "the third major shipment" in two months. On April 6, 547 pounds of cocaine were seized at the San Onofre checkpoint, and on May 8, 969 pounds were seized south of Imperial Beach near the U. S.-Mexican border, he said.
NEWS
December 1, 1994
A motorist who was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer in Fontana for not displaying a front license plate on his pickup was arrested after the officer discovered 392 kilos of cocaine inside the vehicle, officials said Wednesday. Two alleged accomplices were later arrested after the driver's pager beeped during the arrest, alerting investigators to the location of the other suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
Border Patrol agents seized 767 pounds of cocaine and arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of drug smuggling Tuesday at the San Onofre checkpoint, authorities said. The narcotics, estimated to have a street value of $45 million, and Robin Mary Whatley were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and to the U. S. Customs Service, Mike Gregg, a San Diego police public information officer, said. He added that it was "the third major shipment" in two months. On April 6, 547 pounds of cocaine were seized at the checkpoint, and 969 pounds were seized on May 8 south of Imperial Beach near the U. S.-Mexican border, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol seized 27 pounds of cocaine during a vehicle stop on the 15 Freeway in Temecula, authorities said Wednesday. Agents were patrolling the interstate near a Border Patrol checkpoint about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when they stopped a northbound Toyota Corolla. With the aid of a drug-sniffing dog, agents found 10 bundles of the drug inside the dashboard, the agency said. The cocaine has a street value of more than $270,000 and was turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
He fell for it. There, on the evening news, President Bush standing before reporters and public in Orange County; behind him to the left a tall pyramid of those bags of white drugs we've all become so numb to seeing on television (there seems to be a competition among law enforcement groups on constructing the most impressive stack). Next to him on the right an equally tall pile of bundled U.S. currency. At a glance the image looks like a large balance scale with the President as its center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1989 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, Times Staff Writer
U. S. Border Patrol agents Wednesday night seized 800 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $750,000 from illegal immigrants transporting the drug on foot just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. This is the same area of Imperial Beach where more than 900 pounds of cocaine were intercepted about a month ago, authorities said Thursday. Five adults and one juvenile, who identified themselves to authorities as Mexican citizens, were arrested about 9 p.m., said Dale W. Cozart, San Diego chief patrol agent.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
About 500 pounds of marijuana washed ashore on several southern Florida beaches, prompting a late-night search for drug smugglers, police said. Authorities used two helicopters and two boats to look for suspects after a man reported coming across a large bale of marijuana while strolling on the beach, police said. Police found 12 bales of marijuana wrapped in white burlap sacks with a street value of up to $1.5 million, said Jim Messer, a Delray Beach police spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Authorities have destroyed three more marijuana farms in Los Padres National Forest, bringing the number of plants uprooted in Ventura County's back country to more than 15,000 this season. The latest seizures, over a two-day period this week, netted authorities more than 5,000 plants, worth an estimated street value of as much as $10 million. "It's not too shabby, the amount of product we've taken off the street," said Eric Nishimoto, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the second such discovery in Los Angeles this year, sheriff's deputies Wednesday raided a house converted to indoor marijuana growing, arresting three people including a couple arrested in 1993 on charges of running what was then the biggest such indoor pot plantation in state history. Sheriff's Department narcotics detectives netted more than 2,000 plants believed to be worth about $20 million on the street, authorities said.
NEWS
December 1, 1994
A motorist who was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer in Fontana for not displaying a front license plate on his pickup was arrested after the officer discovered 392 kilos of cocaine inside the vehicle, officials said Wednesday. Two alleged accomplices were later arrested after the driver's pager beeped during the arrest, alerting investigators to the location of the other suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Saturday said they have uncovered one of the county's biggest-ever methamphetamine labs. One suspect was taken into custody. The lab, at 719 Dunn Way, contained methamphetamine, chemicals and drug-manufacturing equipment with an estimated street value of $1.4 million, according to Police Department spokeswoman Corinne Loomis. "To our knowledge, this is something quite rare for the county, not to mention Placentia," Loomis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1992 | LISA R. OMPHROY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal agents made the first seizure of a synthetic heroin lab in San Diego County on Tuesday, when they raided a Fallbrook bungalow and arrested three men in connection with manufacturing the drug, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. Ricardo Valdez, 38, Hector Valdez, 37, and Robert Giebink, 32, were arrested Tuesday and charged with the possession and manufacture of fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin, U.S. Atty. William Braniff said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Narcotics detectives arrested three men and confiscated nearly a ton of cocaine, valued at $325 million, Monday in what Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates said was the largest seizure of the drug in California's history. Acting on information from the U.S.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A stalled car near an interstate toll booth was discovered to be carrying 116 one-kilogram bundles of cocaine with an estimated street value of $11.6 million, police said. Troopers failed to find the driver, who did not return to claim the car after asking to use the toll booth telephone to arrange for another ride Monday night near suburban Waukegan, Ill., an officer said Tuesday.
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