Also today, a San Diego teenager pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he recruited classmates to smuggle methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The number of incidents in which drugs were seized from minors at ports of entry in the Southern District of California has increased significantly in recent years.
“We live in a beautiful county which includes a world class city and one of the busiest land border crossings in the world,
“Smuggling narcotics is a dangerous proposition especially a lethal drug such as fentanyl,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego.
DEA reports that during a one-week span in March of this year, five minors were arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry attempting to smuggle significant quantities of...
Parents, teachers, caretakers, school administrators and children need to be aware that recruiting efforts of traffickers pose a constant threat.
In response to the trend, federal, state and local law enforcement have teamed up to educate the region’s youth about the consequences through school programs and billboards,