Feds say $4.1 million in drugs seized in San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Calexico in 11 'significant' busts – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Border agents seized more than $4 million worth of drugs at border crossings in San Diego and Imperial counties over a week-long period last month, according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.
The seizures were made at the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and Calexico ports of entry between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24. Officers used police dogs and imaging systems to find illegal drugs, ammunition and even banned pesticides hidden in vehicles crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
The largest of the 11 “significant” seizures was made Sept. 21 at the Calexico East Port of Entry, when CBP officers found 74 pounds of fentanyl and six pounds of methamphetamine in a woman’s vehicle, officials said. The drugs were worth an estimated $1 million, officials said.
Two days later, officers seized five packages of meth weighing just over 23 pounds, three packages of fentanyl powder weighing 24.65 pounds and two packages of fentanyl pills weighing nearly 17 pounds from a driver at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Those drugs were worth an estimated $617,528.
The next day, officers confiscated 31 package of fentanyl pills weighing 65.25 pounds from a driver at the Calexico West port of entry. It was worth $888,000.
Illicit drugs weren’t the only type of prohibited item found at the border entries. On Sept. 19, officers seized five bottles of pesticides banned in the U.S. from a driver and passenger crossing in San Ysidro.

“Our CBP officers are the front line of stopping these dangerous drugs from entering the U.S. and must find it in ever-deeper concealments as trafficking organizations try to smuggle it across the border,” agency spokesperson Javier Garcia said in a statement.
Authorities made four arrests along with the 11 seizures. Garcia said all the drivers and passengers who were stopped were turned over to federal officials for processing.
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