The total represents seizures by officers at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, regional airports, various harbor facilities, Calexico, Tecate and Andrade from Jan. 1 through April 30.
Sidney Aki, CBP director of field operations for San Diego, termed it “an alarming amount of narcotics” with fentanyl setting a record.
CBP data showed the following amounts and street value of different drugs seized in 1,359 separate incidents:
- Marijuana – 1,535 pounds worth $3.8 million
- Cocaine – 5,287 pounds worth $83.9 million
- Heroin – 227 pounds worth $3.1 million
- Methamphetamine – 26,579 pounds worth $55.8 million
- Fentanyl – 4,403 pounds worth $119.9 million
“Statistically, fentanyl is one of the deadliest drug threats our nation has ever encountered and CBP is on the frontline seizing record amounts of it,” said Aki. “Preventing cross-border smuggling of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs is one of our top priorities.”