San Diego CBP halts massive drug smuggling efforts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in San Diego have made significant strides in combating drug smuggling, seizing over 10 tons of narcotics, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl, valued at approximately $20.6 million from March 1 to March 17. These efforts were part of 73 thwarted smuggling attempts. Director Sidney Aki praised the officers’ diligence in protecting communities and highlighted their training in detecting smuggling activities. The operations led to numerous arrests and were part of the broader Operation Apollo, aimed at tackling the fentanyl crisis and other synthetic drug threats.–Web Desk