Border Patrol agents seize fentanyl at checkpoint near Pine Valley

Border Patrol agents seize fentanyl at checkpoint near Pine Valley

PHOTO: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a man and a woman after finding bundles of fentanyl hidden in their vehicle, according to a press release.

Just before 12:30 PM on March 24, a man driving a grey Audi A4 approached the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley. The vehicle was referred for secondary inspection after a canine team alerted to the presence of possible narcotics.

The occupants, a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, were escorted from the vehicle.

Agents then searched the vehicle and found two wrapped packages in a false compartment next to the battery. Both tested positive for fentanyl.

Officials say the packages weighed about 9.97 pounds and would fetch an estimated a street value of around $113,000.

The man and woman, both U.S. citizens, and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

Border Patrol agents seize fentanyl at checkpoint near Pine Valley was last modified: April 6th, 2020 by admin

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