$3 Million Worth of Meth Uncovered in California Onion Shipment

A few weeks ago, the Coast Guard in Florida reportedly offloaded over $1 billion worth of cocaine and marijuana. The bust was apparently one of the Coast Guard’s most significant seizures to date. Now, news surfaced noting another bust took place in San Diego, this time with methamphetamine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer reportedly confiscated over $3 million worth of meth hidden in small packages in a shipment of onions. The onions and packages were found at a commercial facility at the Otay Mesa port-of-entry. Federal officers noted they caught up with a 46-year-old man who drove a tractor-trailer that had a large shipment “manifested as onions.”

While inspecting the vehicle, an officer pushed the driver and shipment to get a more detailed examination by the K-9 unit at the agency. One of the dogs detected drugs, with the agents discovering almost 1,336 pounds worth of meth. The street value of the drugs amounted to $2.9 million. The unidentified driver was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle narcotics. The driver was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for “further disposition.”

source: CNN

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