U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico were busy this weekend.
At the Calexico downtown port of entry , at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday , a CBP officer conducting inspections observed discrepancies in the roof of a 2008 minivan. During an intensive investigation , a non-factory compartment was found in the roof of the minivan. The hidden compartment yielded a mixed lot of drugs to include 52 pounds of methamphetamine , 50 pounds of cocaine , 7 pounds of black tar heroin , 9 pounds of brown heroin and nearly a pound of fentanyl. Total street value of the smorgasbord of drugs is $992,000. The driver , a 45-year old man , a Mexican citizen and legal permanent resident of the U.S. , was taken into custody.
From Friday through Sunday , CBP officers intercepted more than 190 pounds of meth , 82 pounds of cocaine , 140 pounds of marijuana , 22 pounds of heroin and 38 pounds of fentanyl along the border. Ten fugitives were arrested as well.