Officers stop 112 vehicles with prohibited items in one day at US/Mexican border


Last updated 3/4/2010 at Noon

Customs and Border Protection Canine Officer checks vehicles entering Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL.

SAN DIEGO – During a one-day enforcement effort targeting agriculture, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists stopped 112 vehicles with prohibited items, including flowers, herbs, fruits, vegetables and meat.

Operation Heartbreaker took place Feb. 14 at the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and Tecate ports of entry with several local, state, and federal agencies participating with CBP’s Office of Field Operations, including San Diego County Agriculture, San Diego County Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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