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Recordbreaking fentanyl bust made at San Ysidro Port of Entry

first_imgRecord-breaking fentanyl bust made at San Ysidro Port of Entry Posted: August 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Tijuana man was arrested at San Ysidro Port of Entry Wednesday after federal agents allegedly found more than 20,000 fentanyl pills hidden in his car — a cache believed to be the largest amount of the deadly narcotic in pill form ever seized along the U.S.-Mexico border.Fernando Jesus Peraza, 38, was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego.Agents allegedly found the drug in four packages concealed in the passenger-side rear quarter panel of Peraza’s car. The pills were designed to resemble M30s, or oxycodone tablets, officials said.At Peraza’s initial appearance in the case Wednesday afternoon, prosecutors requested that the suspect, a U.S. citizen who works in San Diego County, remain detained due to flight risk.“This is the biggest fentanyl-pill seizure we’ve seen along the Southwest Border, and it’s likely a national record,” San Diego-area U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said. “I’m relieved that these pills are off the streets because of the vigilant work of law enforcement.”If convicted of the drug-smuggling charge against him, Peraza will face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $1 million fine, according to prosecutors.U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill Burkhardt scheduled a detention hearing for Friday morning and a preliminary hearing for Aug. 21. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom August 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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More a la carte pricing for Carnivals room service menu

center_img Thursday, January 3, 2019 MIAMI — Carnival is implementing an a la carte pricing policy for just about everything on its room service menu.Carnival has been making the move to the a la carte price structure over many months.Many items had already switched over to new pricing grid but some light options including several salads, sandwiches and desserts were still free. Starting in mid-January everything will have a price tag – with the exception of the continental breakfast.In a statement to USA Today the cruise line said it was making the move in part of cut back on food waste, and said it was committed to continue offering many free food options across its fleet. Travelweek Group last_img read more