Border patrol agents seize $2.8 million of narcotics


CALIFORNIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers confiscated 808 pounds of narcotics over the weekend, valued at almost $2.8 million.

The most recent report released by the CBP said 19 wanted fugitives — with warrants out for crimes such as larceny, assault, and dangerous drugs — were arrested in the case.

The report states officers at the ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial Valley counties seized approximately 402 pounds of methamphetamine, 344 pounds of marijuana, 55 pounds of cocaine, and seven pounds of heroin from Mar. 24-26.

The drugs had been hidden in areas such as the fuel tanks of vehicles, spare tires, dashboards, and quarter-panels. Authorities even found the drugs hidden on individuals trying to enter the United States.


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