Truckload of bell peppers, tomatoes stuffed with 'historic' amount of meth

Nogales customs officers claim record methamphetamine seizure

Last week, US Customs and Border Protection officers seized a record amount of methamphetamine at the Nogales Commercial Facility from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the country through the Port of Nogales.

The CBP discovered more than 600 packages of drugs inside the floor compartment of a tractor trailer loaded with tomatoes and bell peppers. This was the largest seizure of meth in Arizona ports history, said Michael Humphries, the Nogales port director.

Following an alert by a CBP narcotic detection canine, CBP officers seized approximately 690 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of nearly $690,000. The truck driver was turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Kvoa.com quoted Humphries as saying: “CBP Officers are focused on our highest priorities which includes stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country. Our officers prevented these dangerous drugs from causing devastation to families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but throughout the United States.”


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