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This Mustang thinks it's a DeLorean: $5M in narcotics seized at the border

Photo credit: San Diego/Imperial County CBP

Cocaine found by CPB officials in one of four major drug seizures at the U.S./Mexico border over the weekend of 10/19-10/21.

Photo credit: San Diego/Imperial County CBP

Packages of heroin and methamphetamine found by CPB officials in one of four major drug seizures at the U.S./Mexico border over the weekend of 10/19-10/21.

Cocaine and brown and black heroin were found by CPB officials in the wooden frame of this wicker basket during one of four major drug seizures at the U.S./Mexico border over the weekend of 10/19-10/21.


With a bumper of cocaine, and aspirations of DeLorean infamy, a Mustang was busted at the border last weekend as part of a $5.2 million narcotics seizure by San Diego/Imperial County Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

The Mustang was found Friday at the San Ysidro port of entry, saddled with 46 pounds of cocaine riding along in the rear bumper. A Ford F-150 was caught with cocaine concealed in its dashboard hours later in Calexico.

On Saturday, the Otay Mesa port produced a Mazda hiding heroin and methamphetamine in its non-factory, undercarriage compartment. On Sunday, the wooden frame of a trunk-traveling wicker basket brought in bundles of brown and black heroin and cocaine.

685 pounds of narcotics were seized in total from the four incidents, and all four drivers were transported to local jails, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security news release. 

Additionally, 17 fugitives — wanted on outstanding felony warrants for larceny, burglary, drugs, and parole violations — were captured by CBP officials over the weekend.

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