Border Patrol hauls in $3.2M in drugs in 24 hours

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 19:06:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Border Patrol agents at ports of entry along the California-Mexico border seized more than $3.2 million in narcotics over the past day.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said 488 pounds of narcotics were seized at the ports between Thursday at 12 a.m. and Friday at 12 a.m. 

About 349 pounds of methamphetamine and 139 pounds of cocaine were discovered hidden in various locations of vehicles, such as seats, bags, spare tire and quarter panels.

"CBP’s detection and apprehension of contraband plays a significant role in keeping our communities safe and we remain committed to securing our nation’s borders," Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego, said.

On a typical day last year, CBP says agents seized about 7,900 pounds of drugs.