December 5, 2023
One of many two porcelain sinks with fentanyl drugs hidden inside. Courtesy CBP

It appears drug smugglers will strive something — together with the kitchen sink.

Customs and Border Safety officers on the Otay Mesa port of entry intercepted almost 900,000 fentanyl drugs this week that have been hid inside porcelain sinks.

The smuggling incident occurred Monday afternoon when a 45-year-old Mexican man driving a 2000 Ford cargo van entered the port with a transport manifest for 2 porcelain sinks.

Throughout inspection, a canine staff alerted officers to the presence of the medicine, which have been in 12 packages embedded within the sinks.

The drugs have a avenue worth of $2.6 million.

“Narcotics traffickers will strive new and modern methods to smuggle harmful medicine throughout our borders, however CBP officers are at all times on their toes,” mentioned Rosa Hernandez, port director at Otay Mesa.

Officers seized the cargo, cargo van, and fentanyl drugs, and turned the driving force over to Homeland Safety.