The driver, an adult male and US citizen, was arrested and turned over to the DEA along with the drugs, the agency said. The truck was seized by Border Patrol.
The smuggling attempt was discovered after a K-9 unit flagged a black GMC truck during a vehicle stop near Campo, California, about ten miles from the Mexican border, the agency said.
“Our agents prevented these dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said in the release. “I am proud to say that our Border Patrol agents here in San Diego Sector are responsible for over 50% of all the fentanyl seized by the U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year.”
CNN has reached out to the DEA for comment.
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