U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize $1.3M of methamphetamine disguised as spinach
UPDATED 5:10 PM PT – Friday, March 12, 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine in Southern California. Officers at the Otay Mesa facility in San Diego arrested a 49-year-old man who was driving a tractor with a trailer full of what he said was spinach, but was really $1.3 million of methamphetamine.
On Wednesday, CBP officers at the Otay Mesa commercial facility discovered over $1.3M worth of methamphetamine hidden within a shipment of fresh spinach, wrapped in paper with pictures of spinach.
— CBP (@CBP) March 13, 2021
Border officials inspected the shipment and found 127 wrapped packages of meth mixed with boxes of spinach that weighed almost 600 pounds.
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The driver was transported to the Metropolitan Correction Center and will face federal charges.