SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from the San Diego Field Office demonstrated remarkable vigilance this past weekend when they seized nearly $10 million worth of dangerous drugs at the San Ysidro, Tecate, and Otay Mesa ports of entry.
with an estimated street value of $168,720.
Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, 130 packages with a total weight of 143.78 pounds were discovered and extracted from the front and rear passenger seats, doors, dashboard, firewall, and spare tire well of a vehicle. The narcotics were tested and identified as methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $215,670.
According to the CDC, more than 150 people die every day from drug overdoses related to synthetic opioids derived from fentanyl. https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/index.html
The total estimated street value of the narcotics seized by San Diego CBP officers over the weekend is $9,520,365 million. All smuggling suspects were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.
The narcotics and any associated vehicles used to smuggle the drugs were seized by CBP officers.