U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize 6 tons of drugs worth $9.1 million

Posted at 5:14 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 20:23:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than six tons of drugs worth more than $9.1 million within a 24-hour period along the San Diego border with Mexico. 

CBP says from 12 a.m. Wednesday to 12 a.m. Thursday, officers seized 227 pounds of methamphetamine, 11,895 pounds of marijuana, 11 pounds of fentanyl and 83 pounds of cocaine.

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The drugs were discovered inside vehicle seats, a speaker box, 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,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego.

The seizure comes amid a wave of recent drug interceptions by CBP. In November, officers seized more than 1,400 pounds of drugs worth more than $5.4 million.

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