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CBP Officers Discover more than 188 Pounds of Narcotics and 7,000 Oxycodone Pills Concealed in a Vehicle

Release Date: 
August 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, apprehended a female traveler for allegedly concealing over 188 pounds of narcotics and 7,000 pills of oxycodone on Thursday.

CBP officers find 7000 oxycodone pills and other drugs hidden inside a womans car.
CBP officers find 7,000 oxycodone
pills and other drugs hidden inside
a woman's car.

The seizure occurred at about 4 a.m., when a 28-year-old female U.S citizen, and sole occupant of a 2006 Dodge Caliber, applied for entry into the United States. A CBP officer referred the woman for a more in-depth inspection.

CBP officers utilized the ports imaging system which revealed anomalies in the dashboard, back seat, quarter panels and rear bumper. CBP officers discovered and removed 156 wrapped packages containing methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and 7,000 pills of oxycodone.  The combined street value of the narcotics is approximately $988,000.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The woman was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and taken to Las Colinas Detention Facility to await prosecution.

Criminal charges are merely allegations.  Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Last modified: 
August 10, 2018