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CBP San Diego Seizes $38M in Narcotics in May

CBP officers assigned to the San Diego Field Office seized 4.31 pounds of marijuana, 21.73 pounds of heroin, 913.9 pounds of cocaine, 561.91 pounds of fentanyl, and 16,408.94 pounds of methamphetamine in 165 separate smuggling attempts from May 1 to May 31.

One of these May seizures, occurring at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility, was the second largest San Diego Field Office methamphetamine seizure on record, and the third largest nationwide.

The total estimated street value of the narcotics seized by San Diego CBP officers in May is $38,300,000.00

“These extraordinary efforts stand as a testament to the diligent and exceptional work by our officers,” said Sidney K. Aki, CBP Director of Field Operations for San Diego. “The interdiction of these drugs not only disrupts criminal networks but also underscores the importance for continued vigilance and collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking.”

Suspects in these incidents were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation. The narcotics were seized by CBP officers. The San Diego Field Office, comprised of the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, San Diego air and seaport, Calexico East/West, Tecate, and Andrade Ports of Entry, will continue collaborative efforts with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to effectively combat drug smuggling.

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