More than $5.4 million worth of drugs seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 19:57:27-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,400 pounds of drugs over the weekend worth more than $5.4 million.

From Friday through Sunday, CBP officers intercepted more than 774 pounds of methamphetamine, 92 pounds of cocaine, three pounds of heroin, 40 pounds of fentanyl and 504 pounds of marijuana.

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Officers say they also found the drugs hidden in various places in vehicles such as in the floor, in a gas tank, a speaker box and quarter panel.

CBP also arrested nine fugitives wanted for various charges including assault, probation and parole violations.

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