San Diego

14 Fugitives, $1.4 Million in Drugs Seized by Border Patrol Officers

Nearly 270 pounds of narcotics were seized and 14 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants were arrested over the Memorial Day weekend by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (CBP). 

During the three-day weekend, 88 pounds of methamphetamine, 34 pounds of cocaine, 27 pounds of heroin and 120 pounds of marijuana were seized at several ports of entry along the California-Mexico border.

The narcotics were found in various places inside the suspect vehicles, including the seats, spare tire and gas tanks.

They are valued at more than $1.4 million, according to CBP.

On Sunday, a 39-year-old man from the U.S., wanted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in Colorado for multiple charges included homicide, was taken into custody.

He was one of 14 fugitives arrested for outstanding felony warrants, such as felony homicide, parole violation, assault and vandalism.

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