(No changes or adjustments to the SENTRI program)…Questions about the program arose following a major drug bust in San Diego.
A 21-year-old Tijuana resident was caught last week in the SENTRI lane at the Otay Mesa Port. She was found to be trying to smuggle 65 pounds of cocaine thru the SENTRI lane. The questions following the incident included weather the SENTRI program made it easier for drug smugglers. SENTRI stands for Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection. The CBP San Diego and Imperial County Field Office said no changes or adjustments were planned. They said last week’s incident was considered an isolated incident. They said over-all, the SENTRI program is working very well. They said there was no pattern of drug smuggling through the designated SENTRI lanes at the Ports of Entry.