U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized more than $4.1 million worth of narcotics in the span of a week at border crossings in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Officers seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine from Calexico, San Ysidro, and Otay Mesa Port of Entries between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24, the agency announced in early October. Officers utilized K-9 teams and imaging systems to help with finding narcotics, pesticides, guns, magazines, and ammunition.
The largest seizure recorded in a single during that time frame was on Sept. 21, when CBP officers seized 56 packages of fentanyl, weighing 74.03 pounds, and five packages of methamphetamine, weighing 6.17 pounds, from a female driver at the Calexico East Port of Entry.
The following day, CBP officers seized 140 packages of methamphetamine, weighing 144.09 pounds, from a female driver at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
The agency recorded three seizures on Sept.23 at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Port of Entries. Officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry seized one package of methamphetamine, weighing more than 5 pounds from a male driver. During a separate incident, officers found five packages of methamphetamine, weighing about 23 pounds, three packages of fentanyl powder, weighing about 24 pounds, and two packages of fentanyl pills, weighing nearly 17 pounds, from a male driver.
A male driver and female passenger were found with eight packages of cocaine weighing 21 pounds, three packages of fentanyl pills weighing 7 pounds, and two packages of fentanyl powder weighing 9 pounds at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry that same day.
On September 24, CBP officers seized 31 packages of fentanyl pills, weighing 65.25 pounds, from a male driver at the Calexico West port of entry and ten packages of methamphetamine, weighing 54.01 pounds from a female driver at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
The agency also seized two firearms, four magazines, 205 rounds of ammunition, and five bottles of prohibited pesticides during the same time frame.