Over $1M worth of drugs seized last month: CBP

Over $1M worth of drugs seized last month: CBP

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — More than a million dollars worth of narcotics have been seized from suspected smugglers crossing the country’s ports of entry on foot last month, according to a release Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Last month alone, nearly $1.8 million worth of drugs were seized by officers in 12 separate incidents in April, CBP said.

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The narcotics included a total of 3.85 pounds of cocaine, over 45 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 79,000 fentanyl pills, according to the release. (See photos courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection below).

Authorities said the suspected smugglers hid the narcotics under their clothing. The suspects range from 14 to 21 years in age. They have been arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations, CBP said.

“It is evident that drug trafficking organizations continue to prey upon and exploit our youth,” said Sidney Aki, CBP Director of Field Operation for San Diego.

Officers at the ports of entry, including the San Diego field office, will continue to crack down on drug smuggling happening at the border, the release stated Friday.

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