Sign In  |  Register  |  About Menlo Park  |  Contact Us

Menlo Park, CA
September 01, 2020 1:28pm
7-Day Forecast | Traffic
  • Search Hotels in Menlo Park

  • CHECK-IN:
  • CHECK-OUT:
  • ROOMS:

Border Patrol agents bust driver hauling more than $3.5M in fentanyl pills on California interstate

U.S. Border Patrol agents with the San Diego Sector seized millions of dollars worth of fentanyl after pulling over a vehicle on I-15 near Temecula.

Border Patrol agents in California discovered dozens of bundles filled with fentanyl pills worth millions of dollars hidden inside a vehicle after pulling over a driver on the interstate last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Agents with the San Diego Sector stopped a 24-year-old woman who was driving a gray sedan northbound on Interstate 15 near Temecula on Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said.

During the stop, a Border Patrol dog alerted agents to the sedan. Further inspection of the vehicle revealed that 62 bundles of blue pills were concealed inside its door panels and seats, the agency said.

Officials tested the pills and confirmed the presence of fentanyl, CBP said.

GEORGIA MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF POSSESSING ENOUGH FENTANYL TO KILL MORE THAN 140,000 PEOPLE

In total, agents said they seized 81.4 pounds of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $3,692,000.00.

Border Patrol seized the sedan, while the woman and pills were turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau.

No further details about the woman or what charges she may face were immediately provided.

Chief Patrol Agent Patricia D. McGurk-Daniel praised Border Patrol agents for their dedication to keeping America safe.

BIDEN-XI MEETING TO SEAL DEALS ON FENTANYL, MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS, WHITE HOUSE SAYS

"We will continue to serve on the frontlines against fentanyl by disrupting and ultimately dismantling the drug trafficking organizations who profit in this poison," McGurk-Daniel said.

The seizure was part of Operation Apollo, which involves federal, state and local agencies who are teaming up to fight the fentanyl threat in the U.S.

San Diego Sector Border PatrolĀ agents have seized more than 1,285 pounds of fentanyl during fiscal year 2023.

Data & News supplied by www.cloudquote.io
Stock quotes supplied by Barchart
Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes.
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
 
 
Copyright © 2010-2020 MenloPark.com & California Media Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.