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Nearly $10 million in drugs seized at ports of entry in SoCal areas, including Calexico

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Nearly $10 million worth of drugs were seized over a two-day period last weekend at ports of entry in San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Calexico and Tecate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced today.  

CBP officers seized more than 2,000 pounds of methamphetamine fentanyl pills, cocaine and other drugs on Friday and Saturday, which the agency said has an estimated street value of $9,520,365.

In a statement, Sidney Aki, CBP Director of Field Operations for San Diego, called the amount of narcotics seized "astonishing."  

On Friday, nearly 300 packages of drugs were discovered concealed in vehicles and strapped to the bodies of people. Among those, 167 of those packages were seized at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego.

On Saturday, 280 packages were discovered hidden in vehicles and seized, 180 of which were found at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.   

The drug-smuggling suspects were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation, CBP said.

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