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Customs and Border Protection Officers seize $1.4 million in drugs at border over holiday weekend

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Posted at 2:45 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 17:45:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a homicide suspect and seized more than $1.4 million in drugs at California's border with Mexico over Memorial Day weekend.

Between Friday and Monday, officers intercepted 88 pounds of methamphetamine, 34 pounds of cocaine, 27 pounds of heroin and 120 pounds of marijuana.  The drugs were hidden in various parts of vehicles including seats, a spare tire, and a gas tank.

Officers also arrested 14 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants for homicide, assault, parole violation, and vandalism.  The homicide suspect was arrested at the San Ysidro border checkpoint on Saturday.  He was wanted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in Littleton, Colorado.