Opium Seized in Otay Mesa, CAPosted on April 2, 2014
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry observed a male acting suspiciously. The 34-year-old U.S. Citizen was referred for further inspection and his 2001 Ford Escape was searched.
An imaging system noted abnormalities in the Ford’s gas tank. Once opened, the tank was found to contain 8 vacuum-sealed packages containing opium. The packages weighed a total of 20 pounds.
The driver was arrested and handed over to agents within Homeland Security Investigations for additional processing. His opium and vehicle were both seized.