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$60,000 of fentanyl hidden inside burritos near Arizona border

A K9 unit protecting the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona discovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs disguised in a bizarre way.
Credit: CBP

YUMA, Ariz. — A K9 unit protecting the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona discovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs disguised in a bizarre way.

The $60,000 worth of fentanyl was allegedly smuggled inside breakfast burritos, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Agents made the discovery on Monday at a checkpoint near Yuma. CBP says a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped for a routine inspection when the K9 alerted officers to a backpack.

Authorities say the drugs were found in multiple packages stuffed inside tortillas.

The 37-year-old driver was arrested.

Credit: CBP

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