US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized thousands of pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor-trailer at a border crossing in Arizona.
The drug seizure took place on Wednesday, December 15 at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Tucson, Arizona.
CBP officers referred a 21-year-old Mexican truck driver for secondary inspection as he attempted to enter the United States
After a canine unit alerted the truck, a physical search was performed on the truck’s auto parts shipment.
Officers discovered 470 packets of methamphetamine weighing nearly 3,280 pounds hidden in the shipment of auto parts.
CBP seized the drugs and the truck.
The truck driver was placed under arrest and handed over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.
CBP called it a “record drug seizure.”
“As CBP officers facilitate legitimate trade and travel, they remain focused on our highest priorities, including stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country.” He concluded, “Our officers have stopped these dangerous drugs from wreaking havoc on families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but across the United States.”