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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico port of entry have been busy in recent days, making busts going each way at the border. On Thursday, August 29, officers seized 59 pounds of methamphetamine from a 40 year old Mexicali, Baja California woman. According to CBP officials, the port’s image detecting system found packages of the narcotic hidden throughout the vehicle.

A day later, on August 30, officers were alerted by a detection dog looking for cash. A search revealed $654,000 in US cash hidden in a vehicle headed for Mexico. A 45 year old Tecate, Baja California man was arrested.

According to CBP officials, both suspects were taken to the Imperial County Jail to await arraignment.

On September 2, officers further north at the San Clemente commercial inspection center seized 9 tons of marijuana from a tractor trailer.

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