Border agents find $1.4M in drugs in abandoned car

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BLAINE, Wash. (AP) -- Border Patrol agents in Blaine, Wash., have found an estimated $1.4 million worth of methamphetamine and opium alkaloids in a car abandoned at a rest area.

The Bellingham Herald reports that agents had stopped the car Sunday night on an Interstate 5 onramp, but as an agent walked up the car sped off. It was found a short time later, abandoned at a rest area.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says two large bags inside the vehicle contained more than 60,000 opium tablets and about 77 pounds of a white, powdery substance that tested positive for meth.

The drugs and car were turned over to the Bellingham office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com