US border crisis: Over $9MILLION of drugs seized in just two days

US border crisis: Over $9MILLION of drugs seized in just two days

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 26/02/2024

- 16:25

Both fentanyl and cocaine were uncovered by Customs Border Patrol (CBP) over the weekend

Over $9million worth of drugs have been seized in just two days at the border of San Ysidro Port, Customs Border Patrol (CBP) officers have said.

Officers first caught a 21-year-old woman who was driving into San Diego from Mexico at 4.00am on Saturday.

Inspecting her 2007 SUV, agents noticed irregularities in the roof and passenger doors of the car.

Officers uncovered 57 packages of cocaine in the car, weighing a total of 153.22 pounds and with an estimated street value of $1,174,700.

San Ysidro Port/Bags of cocaine

Customs Border Patrol (CBP) officers seized over $9million worth of drugs over the weekend


Later that evening, a second bust took place when border officers discovered 60 packages of cocaine in a commercial passenger bus driven by a 64-year-old man. He was also trying to enter the US from Mexico.

The drugs were found concealed in the air conditioning vents and a spare tyre of the bus.

After testing, 144.84 pounds of the class-A drug were identified, with an estimated street value of $1,116,900.

The officers' success in stopping illicit substances from crossing the border continued into the next day.


On Sunday, at approximately 1.00 pm, a 36-year-old woman was stopped while trying to enter the US.

Officers noticed that her spare tyre was heavier than normal so radioed for assistance.

After the whole vehicle was screened, CBP officials discovered 34 packages hidden in the spare tire, rear doors, and passenger side doors.

Fentalnyl pills weighing 75.17 pounds were discovered in 30 of the packages, whilst four parcels contained methamphetamine weighing 4.23 pounds.

San Ysidro Port

The drugs were seized in a total of just two days


They have a combined street value of $6,826,345.

“Phenomenal job this weekend by our CBP officers who work diligently to protect America's front line and secure the border,” said Mariza Marin, Port Director of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

“Continuing to combat Transnational Criminal Organizations and disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics will always be a priority.”

All those involved in the drug busts have been turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further processing.

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