Meth worth $2.9 million disguised as onions

SAN DIEGO, Cali. — Friday, in a press release, officials announced that 1,336 pounds of methamphetamine were seized that was packaged into 1,200 small globe shapes with a white covering made to look like onions. Amounting to a street value of $2.9 million.
That previous Sunday, the discovery was made during a commercial vehicle inspection in San Diego, CA, near the Mexico border when the K-9 unit for U.S. customs and border protection sniffed out the narcotics. The tractor-trailer was driven by an unidentified 46-year old male Mexico citizen. The driver was arrested at the Otay Mesa port-of-entry commercial vehicle facility for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt and then was turned over to federal agencies for additional disposition.
Sidney Aki, CBP director of field operations in San Diego, made a statement.
“These efforts show how effective our officers are, and as a response, the lengths drug trafficking organizations are willing to go to as they try to smuggle narcotics into the U.S.,” the statement continued. “While we have certainly seen narcotics in produce before, it’s unusual for us to see this level of detail in the concealment.” (


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