Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized thousands of pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor trailer at an Arizona border crossing.
The drug seizure happened on Wednesday, December 15, at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Tucson, Arizona.
CBP officers referred a 21 year old Mexican truck driver for a secondary inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S.
After a canine unit alerted to the truck, a physical search was conducted on the truck’s shipment of automotive parts.
Officers discovered 470 packages of methamphetamine weighing weigh nearly 3,280 pounds hidden within the auto parts shipment.
CBP seized the drugs and truck.
The truck driver was placed under arrest and handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
CBP called this a “record-breaking drug seizure.”
“While CBP Officers facilitate legitimate trade and travel, they remain focused on our highest priorities which includes stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country.” He concluded, “Our officers prevented these dangerous drugs from causing devastation to families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but throughout the United States.”
— Director of Field Operations Guadalupe H. Ramirez (@DFOTucson) December 16, 2021