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Border Patrol Seizes Over Half A Million Dollars Of Cocaine & Fentanyl

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had a combined 46.7 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl in his car on Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., an agent with his K9 partner initiated a vehicle stop on a 2007 Gray Toyota Camry on northbound interstate 15 in Escondido.

During the vehicle stop, the K9 team performed an exterior search of the sedan which resulted in an alert to the vehicle. Pursuant to the alert, agents discovered aftermarket compartments inside the front and rear seats containing 18 foil wrapped packages.

The 18 foil wrapped packages contained 41.4 pounds of cocaine and 5.3 pounds of fentanyl. That is equal to 1,200,000 lethal doses of fentanyl. In total, the illegal narcotics have an estimated street value of $558,000.

The man, a 49-year-old Mexican citizen with a B1/B2 Visa, was taken into custody and later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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CBP Officers Seize 1,000 Counterfeit COVID-19 Test Kits Near El Paso

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Some people will stoop to anything just to make a buck. This should be a serious crime.

EL PASO, Texas – Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seen an increase in unapproved, counterfeit, or non-FDA compliant COVID-19 tests, hand sanitizer, facemasks, and mask filters crossing the border.

“Some appear to be exploiting the pandemic for financial gain, leaving the consumer at risk. These products may result in serious consequences to the consumer, whether that end user is in the United States or another country,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha, “CBP officers are committed to ensuring that all items being imported and exported meet critical health and safety standards.”

On May 16, CBP officers from the Santa Teresa port of entry encountered a 36-year-old Mexican male traveling into Mexico with a suitcase. A CBP officer interviewed the subject and found inconsistencies in his story; he was referred for an intensive examination. During an examination of the subject’s suitcase, CBP officers discovered 1,000 counterfeit COVID-19 Rapid Tests. The test kits were seized pending further investigation.

Additionally, on May 17, CBP officers from the Ysleta port of entry encountered a 62-year-old U.S. citizen female with 1,000 facemasks, 2,740 mask filters, and 60 1-liter bottles of hand sanitizer. All of the products were found to lack proper registration, labeling, and did not comply with criteria set by the Food and Drug Administration; all of the products were seized.

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CBP Seizes 50 Pounds Of Meth Hidden In Bars Of Soap – Shipped From Mexico

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This was a cartel job no doubt.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an Express Consignment Operations hub in Cincinnati seized two shipments arriving on different nights from the same shipper in Mexico on May 20 and May 21. The total weight of methamphetamine seized was 50 pounds.

A drug detector canine alerted to the first package and x-rays showed inconsistencies. When officers inspected the parcel, they found bars of soap. However, 37 pounds of methamphetamine was emulsified in the soap. This package was destined for a residence in Atlanta. The next night, CBP noticed the same shipper had another package arriving heading to a residence in Minnesota. The package had the same contents, soap with 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine blended inside.

The methamphetamine has a street value if $217,000. According to the DEA, methamphetamine is the drug most frequently identified in their reporting. About half of the DEA domestic field divisions are reporting price increases at the retail and/or wholesale level, particularly in areas where methamphetamine is most prevalent. The DEA is also reporting decreases in availability.

Methamphetamine is dangerous and highly addictive stimulants. Abuse can lead to paranoia, exhaustion, heart conditions, convulsions, stroke, and death. Methamphetamine are classified as Schedule II stimulants under the Controlled Substances Act.

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