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Border Patrol Agents Track Drug Mules in East County

Release Date: 
December 26, 2019

BOULEVARD, Calif.—Border Patrol agents who were tracking drug smugglers in a rural east county San Diego community, discovered abandoned marijuana left by “Drug Mules” on Christmas Eve.

 

At approximately 1 p.m., agents discovered five burlap bundles, modified with back pack style straps, containing about 244 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $97,600. These drugs were discovered in an area that lacks border security infrastructure.  

Agents discovered these burlap backpacks filled with 244 lbs. of marijuana.
Agents discovered these burlap
backpacks filled with 244 lbs.
of marijuana.

 

After an extensive search, agents were unable to locate the subjects connected with the drugs. The marijuana was turned over to Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

 

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

 

Last modified: 
December 26, 2019