CBP seizes $ 2.5 million worth of meth hidden in the shipment of watermelons
Over 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a watermelon shipment were confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in California last week, authorities said.
The drug bankruptcy was carried out at the Otay Mesa port of entry last Tuesday after authorities prevented a 47-year-old Mexican citizen from driving a truck with a trailer, CBP said in a press release on Friday.
A CBP dog team sniffed the meth. Officers found 193 containers of the drug, wrapped in plastic, between the boxes that held the fruit.
Authorities estimate the drugs seized to have a street value of approximately $ 2.5 million.
The truck driver was arrested and is being charged by the federal government. He is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego.
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