Thursday, November 17, 2016

San Diego: 90 kilos of cocaine seized in traffic stop

90 kilos of cocaine seized in Oceanside


As the shadow of an election looms over us all, and a slight chill in the air, Thanksgiving a week away, a single man is arrested with nearly 90 kilos of cocaine, and 68 kilos of crystal in Oceanside, San Diego.  Oceanside and Vista are meth and heroin trafficking hubs, with many shipments arriving for retail distribution, as the cities spirals in meth addiction.  Shipments are also bound over for further points norther, runners using the city as base, screening the San Clemente checkpoint for warning signs.

 Many federal cases begin at the checkpoint, as runners are detained, and large amounts of narcotics found hidden in their vehicles.  That is only the beginning.  They are debriefed, interrogated, and their case begins to wind through federal court, as those entrusted with millions in product, have to answer for their mistakes, and make good, or leave their live behind.   27 year old girls in nondescript rentals, marijuana smoke billowing out of their vehicle, with 27 kilos of cocaine in the trunk, soft spoken non citizens with millions in crystal hidden in trap compartments. 


Ricardo Lujan, a 44 year old San Diego native is the latest.  Who is this man?  Who gave him this job?  How much was he paid?  These are questions few know the answers to.  But, many will want. Even fewer know the picture that Lujan can unravel.  Questions of wiretaps, secret indictments, confidential informants.  I'd think this shipment was traveling to LA, and was in transit, and I think someone knew, other then the participants.  Lujan may have been on his way to the checkpoint, as it is often closed in the early morning hours.  

According to the complaint, and Oceanside Police officer was doing random vehicle registration checks at 12:40 am on Harbor Drive, in Oceanside.  Lujan was driving a Mitsubish Endeavor, with expired tags, and attempted to leave the area.  He was detained.  The officer stated he appeared nervous.  He consented to a search of the vehicle.  A canine detected the presence of narcotics.  

The DEA and San Diego Narcotics Task Force agents arrived on scene and searched the vehicle, where they discovered the 90 kilos of cocaine, and 68 kilos of crystal.  It's the sequence that is interesting, and I don't think this press release is intended to mislead anyone, but reading between the lines, what begs the question is....rather then searching the vehicle for a few grams of heroin, a meth pipe, and a quarter ounce, whatever it may be, DEA agents were called in.

We may never hear of this case again, or months from now, an unsealed indictment will provide a framework for this arrest and seizure.  Eyes are on.  Phones will be seized, phones will be dropped, fallout will ensure.  People will blame this person, or that person.  Someone will need to make up the lost money. 

That is millions of dollars in product, and someone had to make the call....'We lost them...They fell".

Sources: US Attorney's Press Release, NBC7






87 comments:

  1. Expired tags? Stupid you would think making sure the vehicle is legal tags current and insured would be a priority using it to move large amounts of drugs.

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  2. Expired tags????
    Something else was going on.
    Maby all fake or decoy.
    Look at who benefits and is it talcum powder..flour in those keys.
    There is NO WAY this was what it was unless this guy is SuperIdiot.

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    1. 12:54 Nooo! not another american superhero, this a mexican one super-idiot, they will chop off another chunk from my burgers to pay for the propaganda.
      --By the way have you seen Joe Bidden on Breaking Bad?
      On Twitter, Aarons Paul, @aaronpaul_8/Huffington post

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  3. Sorry but this is nothing but a regular loss. The runner caught got very little knowledge and cant tell much. The arrest is clearly documented so the one responsible for the load can explain it to his boss.

    Nah this kind of bust only serves to give law enforcement a bit of positive media exposure to further someones career. Maybe it was even a deal between some operative in a clinch and a media hungry police captain ... like: I let you off this time but you get me something for the front pages.

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    1. Advise: when they catch you, say nothing, whatever they tell you, just smile and move your head up or down or to the sides in no special order, and very important, smile and smile and smIle until they let you go...but don't try to grab their pistola...
      atentamente: El Sol Fallido

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  4. No tags? U got millions in merch an no tags! Snitching all you got left that or die for your mistake youre driving as a driver you should always do an inspection of your vehicle as far as tags lights blinkers make sure youre good to ride..even if youre givn that car to drive you always do a walk around the vehicle..this comn from a retired Carlito Brigante...

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    1. So you are a ghost? Or run a jet ski rental business now right?

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  5. This is one of the reason Trump won the election. To many mexicans involved in coke and meth destroying our cities. Build the wall,deport criminals and legalize the millions of hard working law abiding immagrants

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    1. I actually dont mind trump at all. What i do mind is simple minded people like u that thinks that would fix anything. Besides make more money for everyone involved. And sticking ur not-to-intelligent-@$$ with the bill. That is if u even pay taxes

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    2. Aré you telling us that drug addiction is not to blame? I think Mexican drug dealers is just half of the problem. The other half of the problem is on you Americans.
      What about the farmaceutical drug abuse? Who are you gonna blame for that one?

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    3. Well if tweakers like you smoke all that meth then you and all the addicts ask for it, that wall wont stop from drugs flowing in, just ask el chapo he knows how to build underground tunnels

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    4. Where does it say anything about him being Mexican? It only says he was a San Diego native but you're already making conclusions huh. Too many Americans demanding the drug that destroys cities.

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    5. You forgot to mention that Americans need to quit using drugs. There is supply and demand that you need to account for. Pisses me off why us Americans don't take some accountability for our mess. Trump never mentioned that people need to quit using drugs. - El Whitey

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    6. The biggest and the worst are american drug traffickers, they will keep going to mexico colombia, guatemala, panama, cayman islands, chile, colombia, bla bla bla... with their genuine authentic brand new passports, then what?
      And then how do you stop afghanistan's heroin? Heheheee.

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    7. We need a wall to keep foreign criminals out of mexico, but since we have no money, somebody will have to start kiling 'em all...
      And, believe me, mexico can find better friends than we have had on the US for more than 200 years,

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    8. Dipshit! u know where the meth tsunami rolling over us has its origin? In hick country and its log cabins and trailer parks. All the mexicans are doing is making it cheaper.

      The american peoples demand for drugs AND the profit margin due to its illicit status is the REAL problem.

      AND take note now high grade mj is flowing from north to south!

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    9. The wall was a selling point for trump to get votes, but a wall would be a waste of money and time being that the cartels are making lighted tunnels with rail carts to cross drugs and illegals thru the borders.
      As far as deporting the bad apples I agree %100

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    10. @4:25 you are idiot our own government is involved with dope sales in one way or the other. Don't forget about Gary Webb and also Mena airport In Arkansas. Our government does NOT want to eliminate drugs. To many institutions would FALL!

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    11. @9:56am
      It doesn't say. But!.... He has a Latin name, he was driving a load that came from mex, which is owned by mexicans, he's working with Mexicans. I think it's safe to say that there's a really good chance that he is Mexican

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    12. If you think your buddy Donald is against drugs just google the name Joseph weichselbaum and look into their relationdhip and you will see he isnt as against drug dealers as you think...

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    13. @ 548 glad you brought that up. Trump just doesnt want Mexican drug dealers in the US, but he's not a racist and racisim doesnt exist in the USA. Just like it doesnt exist in Mexico ha

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    14. Donald trump Sr relationship with jorge hank rohn and donald trump relationship with Guillermo Padrés is interesting too.
      Another point i'd like to make, in spite of all the billions of dollars mexican drug traffickers "make" they have never offshored any american jobs, much less whole american industries, and very important, we the mariguanos don't want to steal american jobs we just want to smoke our grifa, eat, sleep and be merry, hopefully sleeping with your sisters, while your all american chickenhawks rob your american treasury day and night...and traffick your and their drugs under the table and behind the courtains...

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  6. It was Intel driven. Task force doesn't do random stips. Task force builds Intel and pays snitches. Te pusieron el dedo compa. Look for the next floater.

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  7. So how much would this load be worth to the people that crossed it and to whoever was going to receive it? What is the actual wholesale value per ki? Also will someone be responsible for the lost load even though a documented seizure that more than likely is the product of a long term investigation?

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    1. More than you or I have in our bank account. By the size Id say easily over a Million. In the mafia everything is paid for and not everything is paid for with $

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  8. Fuckin Hollywood actors and actresses need their drugs in LA and drug seisures like these are far and in between in California. I once read that a quarter of the people with wealth in the entire world live in that state not to mention it is the countrys most populous state and this is all the drugs they capture here???
    Come to Texas however and innparticular El Paso and you have to wait up to 3 hours sometimes when crossing our international bridges from cd Juarez just because of the inspections CBP makes checking people and vehicles. While it appears that the people in the San Diego sector can cross without so much scrutiny.

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    1. I used to cross the Tijuana/San Ysidro border on a daily basis and thete is times when security is almost non existence I seen the agent just wave car after car in with not even a single word being said and i have passed like that too where they just wave me in and i mean as a hand gesture of go ahead move on, i always told my self if one of the cars waved in had any drugs or immigrats they got soooo damn lucky. also saturdays and sundays early morning like 4 to 6 am before the sun come out is also a very easy crossing, most people are young drunk kids going back home after partying in TJ theres many drunkies that are too drunk to even talk to the agent and they just let them in, i personally knew a few guys that crossed back acting drunker than what they where since they had been deported

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    2. Icross everyday to tijuana and its 50/50 if they will search you. I've been searched thoroughly plenty of times. So yes, people do get checked.

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  9. That's it. Must have been a small fishy

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  10. 147am true the NTF and dea are media hungry here in San Diego. Not to worry the Mitsubishi and its driver have been replaced and there is a new load on its way they can't bust all of them then they would be out of there 50k yearly salary

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  11. @ 4:25am - Are you implying that this man is a Mexican Native? It clearly says in the article he is a San Diego Native. Which clearly means he is a US Citizen. Read the article before stereotyping. "Mexicans" are not responsible for every Hispanic or Latino that does this kind of crap. I don't believe Mexicans are the only ones involved in "coke and meth destroying our cities." I am more than 100% certain there are plenty of US Citizens involved in the distribution and sell of all of these narcotics. It can't all just be blamed on one race. Stop talking BS you racist bastard!

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    1. and most of the coke comes from Colombia, Mexicans traffick it but hardly harvest it, so Mexicans cant be blame 100%, theres many central americans imvolved and also from the carribeaan, Even the Chinese have involment since they make and import the chemicals to make meth, once inside the US its distributed mostly by............ US CITIZENS

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    2. Meth coming from argentina is the pits, as if there were not enough in mexico, but the chinese cooperate with anybody, even getting pemex contracts for some argentinian investors, as long as everybody deposits the money in some foreign bank.
      Colombia is mostly the staging area for shipments to the US, being the middlemen insures them against heavier loses,..
      "El Narcotraficante #82" por Joaquin Robles Zabala.

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  12. Happens all the time.
    Idiots transporting drugs, probably high too.

    Emerald Triangle N Ca
    Just had a mota grower beaten to death by his trimmers
    8 or 10 people gonna split the proceeds of 100 lbs. REALLY ? Ruin your life for $10 grand , MAYBE?
    One perp already arrested 30 miles from the crime scene three days later with
    out of state warrants.
    Idiots , no way around it.

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    1. "Expired plates" is a cover story used by the law to give them plausible deniability as to the real intelligence that gave them the lead. This is softball stuff.

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    2. Dam homie you know the prices real good

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    3. Sometimes cheap help comes with an expensive tag price, yaqui, --just because there is no laborer's rights for trimmers, is no right to push your luck too far for free, other times stealing their paychecks gets them killed too, ask them why..

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  13. Este compa no save ni ke rollo me imagino kien le solto toda esa merca yo de california asta culiacan pasaba trokas cargadas i de regreso llenas de los verdes por eso ahora traigo apoyo de un gran capo sinaloense en este negocio no se perdonan los erros el precio es muy caro el k ay k pagar

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    1. Tienes apoyo de tu perra madre Compa. Dejese de mamadas. Das verguenza que hables espanol guey.

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    2. Calmate fiera es de aser un chiklero y t3 cres d alto rango del cds

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    3. Le gustaria veni a vivir a California otra ves. ;)

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    4. 5:p4 Que es mejor, ser cigarrero en Cd Juareeez,
      o un pinchi chiklero en califas?

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  14. Dammmm those were lots of kilos someone was going to become rich of one putaso hahaha

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  15. how many packages left? fuck this

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  16. I never understand when punks agree to move weight for dirt cheap. Why not look into real estate wholesaling or the 100 other legal schemes out there that can make you more than being a mover. It makes absolutely no sense, they're just making the people at the top richer while risking 10+ years in prison.

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    1. 10:00 Es que lo importante no es hacerse rico, ese.
      Lo importante es andar ahi de calientes.

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  17. Nothing but snitches obviously!!!!
    Done buy the expires tag crap. Cops or the snitch probably switched the tags on the car

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  18. Someone snitched cops don't call DEA for a regular traffic stop. Tags where up to date cops fabricate reports nothing new.

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  19. What is the wholesale value of each kilo of coke at the point where he was apprehended in California? Estimate as to the purity? Is this CDS?

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  20. My snitches comments were blocked

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  21. Driving around in expired tags while transporting? Aw come one man....Seriously????


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  22. He concented to the search, pffff idiot! Could of walked away with a ticket

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  23. J Is slow at posting comments

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    2. WOW DD I THINK IS RIDICULOUS THAT YOU PEOPLE TRY TO MICRO MANAGE COMMENTS.

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    5. 6:03 BB is a porn site, ok? Now leave J or dd or chivis alone and have yourself a good trip home, ok, boy?

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  24. Thats what they want us to think..one bust leads to others,wire taps,indictments,informants etc..ya traivan el pitaso antes de que hicieran el clavo..la d.e.a escucha de un lado..dicen expire taggs,asi se lavan las manos..the d.e.a probably doesnt have the special judge's warrants(foreign judge) to tap the phones,so they just wait for the dope to hit the u.s soil and make the bust...they were listening to different phone conversations that whole time...

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    1. Then Mencho cant send his dope meanwhile Joseph Weichselbaum n the Russians start moving more weight with Trump in office in through the East coast

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  25. La dea sin permisos de un juez mexicano,chozan los telefonos,y nadamas esperan a que pasen la droga a u.s,y se la sacan con "traffic stop for expired taggs"..one bust leads to another.to many phone calls to many informants..es cuento de nunca acavar..the d.e.a knew about the dope,before the driver was even hired..
    -pelos paraos enterao

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  26. Expired tags and marijuana smoke billowing out of the window. All too easy for pickings by the police. I have seen the same thing at LAX, cars with expired registration being driven in a cop heavy environment screams "CHECK ME OUT!!.


    Sigh

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  27. How much is 90 bricks of coke actual worth? Also will someone have to pay for the merh even though seizes by the law?

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  28. San Diego current prices are about 23 to 25 a K depending how many middle men get their share

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    1. Is that based on just one, or large amounts?

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    2. San Diego is only a medium market for cocaine, no one is buying 90 kilos in San Diego to distribute solely in the city. Since AF lost control years and years ago, things have been very different. The market simply isn't that big, in theory a major distributor could purchase 100 kilos, and get that at a very low price, but there isn't the demand in the city itself. SD is a transit point mostly. The crystal and heroin are much bigger markets. A single kilo bought on the US side will run closer to 28 in SD. The price was 23, or 22 about 4-5 years ago. In LA, maybe a little lower, because bigger shipments are broken down there.

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    3. So how much would the 100 cost the disrupter?

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    4. How much is a brick of stinky goat in sd currently?

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    5. @ 1:14, for example Serafin Zambada Ortiz pled guilty to attempting to purchase or conspiring to purchase 100 kilos in Culiacan, obviously using his name as credit/good faith, for people he knew (some who apparently gave him to the feds) who said they could move it. That product would be headed to LA, or another destination. Regardless, the price for 100 in Culiacan, obviously a lot of variables, but I'd put it between 14-17.

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    6. You can get it lower than 23k in SD and you don't have to buy in bulk.

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  29. @5:02 this guy wasnt getting away legit tags or not. If it wasnt his tags it wouldve been an illegal lane change or some other bs... they knew he was coming. Hes fucked. Probably got paid nothing for it either. My question is why anyone would choose to drive through when that checkpoint is OPEN? Am i missing something. And isnt it also closed when its raining?? Wouldnt it be common sense to wait??? And fuck it while your at it wait for a storm and follow the storm across country to wherever your going on the east coast. Probably close to no chance of getting pulled if you obey laws.. But seems like theres always someone snitching.mustve been cds lol

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  30. Damn the ever since the flores brothers got popped the prices got jacked and havent gone back- keys used to be 18-20k in chicago, now theyre pushing 40k..crazy if the price per key in san diego is 25, no wonder theyre pushing so much glass

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    1. So are you saying a brick of coke cost 40k in the chi?

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    2. The DEA is always driving up the prices in cbicago, they will even show you the money, just to fack you up, but it looks so pretty and convincing that people just have to trust them.
      Y ahi van de calientes.

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    3. Trust who what are you talking about? Is the price 40 a ki in the chi or is that wrong?

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  31. A pendejo earlier mentioned " So what its the drug addicts in USA anyway". I guess you haven't seen the hundred of thousand of Mexican tweekers all over the place in mexico. the cartels are not only destroying families in USA but in mexico also. bruto

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    1. For real that's what happened to all the Michoacán cartels. They stuck to meth which is all they know, got their soldiers addicted over time and shit fell apart for them like it will for the other active tweaker cartel CJNG. They'll eventually turn on mancha when they twacked out

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    2. There are a bunch of tweakers in tijuana. I just had my car battery stolen in TJ. The premises has a camera and you can clearly see his tweaker profile

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  32. It doesn't matter how much he was carrying across cartel bosses aren't dumb they know one out of all cars, trucks,and trailer trucks are gonna get caught they know that it's a win lose at the border if he passed with his 90 great if he didn't so sorry for him and to include expired tags was the bate to attract agents to pull over x-ray search take the car apart take men away from thier post so now they have less men to keep up with all cars, trucks, trailer trucks and everything with wheels on it.

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    1. Hayjuesu u should work for drug cops

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  33. I don't want to comment usually, but I dislike seeing misinformation, so let me weigh in...

    1. This didn't happen at a checkpoint, I speculated he may have been heading towards the San Clemente stop, but he was on Harbor Drive in Oceanside.

    2. DTO's are not all operating as some massive entity, so this load wasn't 'given up' so others could pass. That's entirely irrational. These are autonomous groups working, so yes, it will be hell on whoever lost that.

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  34. My mistake. Sorry about that. Still a question nobody has chose to answer yet. AFAIK the San Diego/Pendleton (not sure on the correct name) Is not open 24 hours or all the time even. Theres been multiple good sized seizures the past year or so.. And cant you also drive around the check by getting off 5 and taking 1 along the coast?? What am I missing??

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    1. Someone snitched what don't you get don't matter if he got off the 5 or rode down PCH

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