U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize 1,800 pounds of drugs worth $3.2 million

Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 19:37:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,800 pounds of narcotics over the weekend worth $3.2 million.

Friday through Monday, officers intercepted 383 pounds of methamphetamine, 52 pounds of cocaine, 54 pounds of heroin and 1,340 pounds of marijuana.

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The narcotics were seized at the ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties.

The drugs were found in floors of vehicles, a spare tire well, bumpers, a tractor-trailer, seats and quarter panels.

“CBP officers face many challenges on a daily basis,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego. “The interceptions this weekend showcase CBP’s adaptability to an ever-changing smuggling trade.”

A total of three people were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing.