The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made two record-breaking fentanyl seizures one week apart at the San Ysidro Port of Entry approximately 16 miles south of San Diego, California.
The CBP announced the arrest last week of Fernando Jesus Peraza, a U.S. citizen living in Tijuana, for importing over 20,000 fentanyl pills believed to be the largest pill form seizure along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Peraza was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle registered in his name. Federal officers contacted Peraza in the pre-primary inspection area and later referred him to secondary inspection where four packages were reportedly concealed in the passenger side rear quarter panel. The pills tested positive for fentanyl but were designed to resemble oxycodone.