We know guac is extra, but what about a pound of meth?
Another food-related smuggling attempt was foiled by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tucson, Arizona. On May 20, officers referred a 23-year-old woman attempting to cross the border by foot for further inspection. A narcotics-detection canine helped officers to uncover just over a pound of meth disguised as a bag of burritos. The drugs are valued at more than $3,000.
In a comical tweet, the CBP writes, “#CBP officers at the #PortOfNogales hungry for a drug seizure, bag a pound of meth burritos.”
It was a busy weekend for CBP officers in Tucson. Shortly after the burrito bust, officers uncovered nearly 28 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $311,000, in the dashboard of a Chevrolet truck. On May 21 a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers find nearly 16 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $179,000 concealed around the transmission of a Ford truck.
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