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Border Patrol agents made an arrest in California early Monday morning after they pulled over a driver attempting to smuggle around 250 pounds of fentanyl.
A 2015 Black GMC was stopped on an interstate near Campo, California, at around 3:00 a.m., and a Border Patrol K-9 conducted a sniff and alerted agents to the vehicle.
Agents then searched the vehicle and discovered multiple bundles concealed within the automobile’s spare tire and gas tank. A combined total of around 250 pounds of pills that tested positive for fentanyl were found in the bundles.
This amount of fentanyl has an estimated street value of more than $3,600,000, according to CBP.
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The driver was only described by CBP as an adult male.
“Our agents prevented these dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said in a statement. “I am proud to say that our Border Patrol agents here in San Diego Sector are responsible for over 50% of all the fentanyl seized by the U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year.”
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The drugs were handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was seized by CBP.
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