CBP Officers in San Diego, Imperial Counties Seize $3.2 Million in Narcotics, Apprehend 11 Fugitives

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border seized 1,350 pounds of narcotics valued at $3.2 million and captured 11 fugitives over the weekend.

A non-factory roof compartment concealed 35 wrapped packages of marijuana.

From 6 a.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday, CBP officers at the six land ports of entry intercepted 24 smuggling attempts involving marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The drugs were hidden in various areas of vehicles entering the U.S. such as in the gas tank, tires, or quarter panels. Seven of the 24 drug smuggling attempts involved narcotics strapped to the traveler’s bodies.