Major fentanyl bust at the southern border after arrest involving illegal immigrants

The drug problem at the southern border has struck again, this time in the form of an American citizen’s arrest in connection with a major fentanyl bust.

Last week, a rideshare driver carrying four passengers attempted to cross into the US in California from Mexico. The vehicle pulled into inspection by Border Patrol, at which point approximately $130,000 worth of fentanyl was located, which is just under 10 pounds.

According to a statement from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), “The agent in the primary inspection area referred the vehicle for further investigation. In the secondary area a K-9 team trained to detect concealed humans and narcotics asked for consent to search the vehicle from the driver and was granted permission.

“The K-9 alerted to the trunk area of the vehicle. The trunk was opened, and agents found several bags inside. The K-9 alerted to a backpack and a speaker that belonged to an individual who claimed them as his property.”

The speaker and backpack were searched, and “several wrapped packages consistent with wrapping commonly used to transport illegal narcotics” was found.

The wrappers were tested and found to be positive for the presence of fentanyl.

The US citizen was arrested, but no further details have been released as to the suspect’s identity at this time.

CBP said the search and subsequent arrest is a part of Operation Apollo, which is described as a “joint regional operation comprised of federal, state, and local agencies working to combat the threat from fentanyl, and other illicit synthetic narcotics.”
 
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Chuck

Correction, CBP Officers are at the Points of Entry. Border Patrol agents watch the area between the ports.

Joe

It needs to be automatic death penalty, on the spot, for those caught with any & all deadly drugs, no matter how much is in one possession.

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