Border officers seize 690 pounds of meth — largest seizure in Ariz. port history

The drugs were hidden under the floor of a tractor trailer loaded with vegetables


Stephanie Casanova
Arizona Daily Star

NOGALES, Ariz. — Border officers seized 690 pounds of methamphetamine that were hidden within the floor of a tractor trailer earlier this month, the largest load of meth in Arizona ports history, officials said. 

More than 600 packages of meth were hidden in a non-factory floor compartment of the trailer that was loaded with tomatoes and bell peppers and driven by a 34-year-old Mexican truck driver, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. 

Border officers seized 690 pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor trailer Monday, officials said. (Photo/TNS)
Border officers seized 690 pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor trailer Monday, officials said. (Photo/TNS)

A narcotics detection canine at Nogales’ Mariposa Cargo Facility alerted officers to the drug, CBP said. 

The meth has a street value of almost $690,000.

The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2020 policeone.com. All rights reserved.