U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS SEIZE $3 MILLION WORTH OF METH DISGUISED AS ONIONS

NAYZE MEDIA

WORLD NEWS (SAN DIEGO, C.A.)

Cover Photo Courtesy: Fox 8 News

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer seized almost $3 million worth of Methamphetamine that authorities say was hidden in small packages within a shipment of onions. CNN reported that the discovery was made at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry commercial facility in San Diego on Feb. 13th.

PHOTO COURTESY: CNN

In a news release on Friday, CBP said officers encountered a 46-yearl old man driving a tractor trailer containing a large shipment “manifested as onions.” After an initial search of the vehicle turned up nothing, CBP officers decided to bring the dogs in. One of the K-9 “Detector dogs” alerted officers to the shipment. 1,197 packages of Meth. Or, around 1,336 pounds worth an estimated value of $2.9 million on the streets.

The release went on to say, The packages were mixed in with the onion shipment in sacks. They were reportedly shaped into small globes with a white covering, which authorities say was designed to blend into the onions they were hidden with.

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