Border Patrol finds meth valued at $1.4 M packaged with green onions at border

Officials find over 600 pounds of meth packaged with green onion at border

OTAY MESA, Calif. — Customs and Border Patrol agents on Sunday found over 600 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of green onions in California.

Law enforcement officials were x-raying a tractor when “anomalies” were detected and the truck was then moved so a thorough search could be conducted at a commercial inspection facility. A canine alerted officers, who then discovered a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for the properties of methamphetamine.

Forty packages were recovered among green onions.

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The driver, a Mexican citizen, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

According to a news release provided by CPB, the street value of the meth was $1.4 million.

CBP officers probed the boxes and discovered a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for the properties of methamphetamine. CBP officers extracted 40 wrapped packages of methamphetamine co-mingled with the green onions.
CBP officers probed the boxes and discovered a crystal like substance that field-tested positive for the properties of methamphetamine. CBP officers extracted 40 wrapped packages of methamphetamine co-mingled with the green onions. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)