San Diego

$3 Million in Drugs, 13 Fugitives Arrested: Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents seized more than $3 million worth of narcotics and arrested 13 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The arrests were made at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial counties.

Between Friday and Sunday, agents seized methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. The narcotics were discovered in the roof, floor, spare tire and trunk of the suspected vehicles, according to CBP.

The 13 fugitives were arrested for various charges inclucing burglary, larceny, assault, and stolen vehicle.

“CBP officers combat drug trafficking and encounter fugitives on a daily basis, this weekend is a snapshot. Drugs sold in the U.S. fuels more violence and this weekend we kept $3 million dollars out of the hands of the drug trafficking organizations," said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego.

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