CBP Officers Seize $1.2M in Drugs Over Weekend and Apprehend 6 Fugitives
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted 320 pounds of narcotics, valued over $1.2 million, and intercepted six wanted fugitives.
From Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, CBP officers intercepted 300 pounds of methamphetamine and 20 pounds of heroin with a street value of approximately $1.2 million.
CBP officers discovered the narcotics in various locations throughout the vehicles such as the doors, spare tire, dash and quarter panels among others.
CBP seized all vehicles involved in the narcotic smuggling attempts and the drugs.
The six fugitives arrested by CBP officers at the various border crossings were wanted on outstanding felony warrants. The warrants were for false personation, stolen property and parole violations among others.
CBP officers at the border crossings in Southern California routinely stop illegal activity, while processing millions of legitimate travelers into the United States. Those statistics can be on the CBP Enforcement Statistics webpage.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.