Officials Uncover 614 Pounds of Meth Hidden in Shipment of Green Onions
OTAY MESA, CA - It is always with a heavy heart that AndNowUKnow must report illegal activities in which our beloved produce is used in nefarious ways. Most recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Otay Mesa, California, commercial facility discovered 614 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of green onions.
According to a press release, CBP officers pulled over a trailer with a shipment written as “mint leaves and other spices.” After going through an X-ray imaging process, the officers were able to identify suspicious anomalies within the shipment and then sent the truck/trailer to the dock for a more intensive examination. A CBP canine team screened the conveyance and the detector dog alerted to the shipment.
Probing boxes within a shipment of green onions, officers uncovered a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for the properties of methamphetamine. Of these wrapped packages, 40 were discovered with an estimated street value of $1.4 million.
Keep reading us here at ANUK as we celebrate the officers at the border protecting our produce.