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Huge Stash of Meth Busted by CBP in Truck at San Diego facility

Huge Stash of Meth Busted by CBP in Truck at San Diego facility

San Diego, CA: Agents from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found and confiscated millions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a large truck’s cargo of tomatillos and peppers.

According to a press statement, CBP officials stopped a tractor-trailer driven by a 27-year-old man on March 12th.

Customs and Border Protection officials sent the tractor-trailer and cargo, as well as the driver, who possessed a valid border crossing card, for additional inspection.

Officers were notified to conduct a more thorough examination of the trailer when a CBP K-9 unit searched the consignment while it was in the secondary screening area. An agricultural expert from CBP found a container with a crystal-like material inside the cargo after conducting additional inspections, according to the press statement.

Officers removed 3,594 packages from the cargo. Tests on the contents of the shipments revealed that they contained 3,671.58 pounds of methamphetamine.

The drugs and tractor-trailer were confiscated by CBP agents, who then turned over the driver to Homeland Security Investigations for additional questioning.

Fentanyl and other illegal synthetic narcotics pose a menace in the region, and this seizure is part of Operation Apollo, a combined regional operation involving federal, state, and local officials.

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