CBP Arrest 23 Fugitives, Nabs Cocaine, Fentanyl, Marijuana in Week

By Tammy Waitt | American Security Today

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which was recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced that within the span of a single week CBP Officers at the El Paso area ports of entry, confiscated over 71 pounds of cocaine, 0.74 pounds of fentanyl, 109 pounds of marijuana and arrested 23 fugitives from justice.
The first narcotics interception occurred on Thursday July 8 at the Paso Del Norte border Crossing, when a drug sniffing CBP canine alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from a Chevy Trail Blazer driven by 24-year-old United States citizen.
Upon further search of the vehicle, CBP Officers discovered a total of 101 bundles with a weight of 109 pounds of marijuana, which were hidden in the car’s doors and beneath the hood.