Border Patrol canine sniffs out $60k worth of fentanyl pills hidden inside burritos

A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine uncovered almost $60,000 worth of the drugs in the backpack of a man crossing a checkpoint near Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a press release Tuesday.

Over five pounds of fentanyl, an estimated street value of nearly $60,000, were stuffed inside breakfast burritos within the suspect’s backpack.

The 37-year-old man, a legal U.S. resident, was arrested and the pills were seized from the back of his Chevy Tahoe.

Fox News identified the man as Adrian Salgado-Corona.

CBP told Fox News that the seizure of fentanyl comes amid an overall “increase in the seizure of drugs in the Yuma Area of Responsibility of late.”

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