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Border Patrol brokers made an arrest in California early Monday morning after they pulled over a driver making an attempt to smuggle round 250 kilos of fentanyl.
A 2015 Black GMC was stopped on an interstate close to Campo, California, at round 3:00 a.m., and a Border Patrol Okay-9 carried out a sniff and alerted brokers to the automobile.
Brokers then searched the automobile and found a number of bundles hid inside the vehicle’s spare tire and fuel tank. A mixed complete of round 250 kilos of drugs that examined optimistic for fentanyl have been discovered within the bundles.
This quantity of fentanyl has an estimated road worth of greater than $3,600,000, in keeping with CBP.
The motive force was solely described by CBP as an grownup male.
“Our brokers prevented these harmful narcotics from reaching our communities,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke stated in an announcement. “I’m proud to say that our Border Patrol brokers right here in San Diego Sector are answerable for over 50% of all of the fentanyl seized by the U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal 12 months.”
The medication have been handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the automobile was seized by CBP.