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Customs and Border Protection Agents seize $1.2 million in drugs

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 20:42:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday the seizure of drugs worth $1.2 million smuggled through the San Diego and Imperial Valley border crossings last weekend.

CBP officers stopped 338 pounds of methamphetamine and 106 pounds of marijuana in vehicles from Friday through Monday.

The officers found the drugs in various locations throughout the vehicles such as the floor, doors, fuel tanks, speaker box, spare tire and quarter panels among others.

A 35-year-old woman went through the San Ysidro border crossing Friday afternoon in a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. A CBP officer noticed some discrepancies with the convertible top and found a compartment full of white bags.

Officers said the bags contained 101 pounds of methamphetamine.

CBP officers also arrested 17 fugitives on outstanding felony warrants. The charges included fraud, burglary, vandalism, stolen burglary and parole violations.