February 29, 2024
One of many bundles containing fentanyl that brokers discovered within the automobile. Picture credit score: Courtesy, U.S. Border Patrol

San Diego Sector Border Patrol brokers seized nearly $3.7 million price of fentanyl tablets throughout a latest cease on Interstate 15.

Brokers stopped a 24-year-old lady who was driving a grey sedan northbound on the interstate close to Temecula.  Through the cease, a Border Patrol canine confirmed curiosity within the automobile.

Brokers took a more in-depth take a look at the sedan and found 62 bundles hid inside its door panels and seats. They have been discovered to comprise blue tablets that exams revealed contained fentanyl.

The tablets, which weighed 81.4 kilos, have an estimated avenue worth of $3.69 million.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Workplace’s Particular Investigations Bureau took custody of the girl, whose named was not launched, and can examine additional. The Border Patrol additionally turned the medicine discovered on Nov. 16 over to the bureau. 

Throughout fiscal 12 months 2023, San Diego Sector Border Patrol brokers seized greater than 1,285 kilos of fentanyl.

The Temecula seizure is a part of the lately introduced Operation Apollo, a joint regional effort comprised of federal, state and native businesses to fight the fentanyl menace.