A U.S. citizen was nabbed Saturday attempting to smuggle about 38 kilos of cocaine by a checkpoint in Borrego Springs, California, in line with an company assertion.
Brokers stopped the 47-year-old driver of a white 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and the medication have been found inside a rear floorboard by a Border Patrol Ok-9 detection workforce, in line with the company. The contents examined constructive for cocaine, with an estimated road worth of greater than $600,000.
“No matter where smugglers hide these dangerous drugs, the powerful nose of K9 Amon will sniff it out,” one border agent posted on Twitter.
The Related Press reported again in Might that there was a rise within the variety of Americans apprehended whereas attempting to smuggle unlawful medication into the U.S. because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic.
US residents have been apprehended almost seven occasions extra usually than Mexican residents between October 2020 and March 31 for attempting to smuggle medication in autos, U.S. Customs and Border Safety information reveals. Within the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years, Individuals have been caught roughly twice as usually as Mexicans.
The Related Press contributed to this report