Productive week for Border Patrol

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – About $4.2 million worth of methamphetamine, $1.2
million in cocaine and two guns were seized at border checkpoints this week,
federal agents said Friday.

At San Ysidro on Tuesday, agents stopped a commercial minivan that was
in a bus lane at the border crossing, and a drug-sniffing dog alerted on 23
packages of cocaine hidden inside the fuel tank, according to CBP, who arrested
the 25-year-old driver, a U.S. citizen, and seized a loaded .22-caliber pistol.
His name was not made public.

At Otay Mesa on Monday, Customs and Border Protection agents searched a
Mazda Tribute and 161 packages of methamphetamine and two bundles of cocaine
in door panels, ducting and inside a quarter panel, according to CBP.

The name of the 45-year-old Mexican citizen driving the vehicle was

The value of the drugs was based on individual sale prices paid on the
streets in the United States.

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