Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Port Director Michael W. Humphries tweeted about new and clever ways the drug cartel is smuggling deadly drugs into the United States.
Humphries posted a photograph of 14,000 fentanyl pills hidden in medical crutches. Through K9 and X-Ray examinations, the CBP was able to find the drugs.
According to recent reports, Border patrol officials have found illegal substances and huge amounts of the deadly fentanyl pills packed into ordinary every-day objects like coconuts, crutches, car batteries, coffee cans, and even food items like carrots.
his week, CBP officials engaged in a historic fentanyl and methamphetamine bust at the Andrade Port of Entry in San Diego, California, seizing more than 54 pounds of fentanyl and 32 pounds of meth hidden in the fuel tank of a vehicle driven by an American citizen.
“This amount of fentanyl had the potential to kill over 50 million people. We continue to take the fight to the cartels and narcotics smugglers,” said Border Patrol reports.
Humphries also tweeted about additional drugs: “a 3-day period, last Wednesday through Friday, CBP officers stopped 7 loads totaling 48 pounds of meth and approximately 597,640 fentanyl pills. Concealment methods included inside a person, strapped to three pedestrians bodies dash, panels, floor and throughout a car.”
8/23 new concealment: CBP Officers at the Nogales POE discovered approx 14,000 fentanyl pills hidden in crutches being used by a pedestrian. During inspection, a CBP Officer found the crutches to be excessively heavy. K9 and X-Ray examination confirmed suspicions. pic.twitter.com/Vx3hZU7Pgh
— Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@CBPPortDirNOG) August 25, 2022
In a 3-day period, last Wednesday through Friday, CBP officers stopped 7 loads totaling 48 pounds of meth and approximately 597,640 fentanyl pills. Concealment methods included inside a person, strapped to three pedestrians bodies dash, panels, floor and throughout a car. pic.twitter.com/k6rmjmTgq8
— Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@CBPPortDirNOG) March 1, 2023
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