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“Officer intuition” leads to discovery of 1 ton of meth in tractor trailer 


More than $4 million worth of meth was discovered inside a tractor trailer crossing into California last week. 

The incident occurred on June 8th at the border checkpoint in Calexico, California. 

According to Patch News, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were conducting a routine inspection on a tractor trailer when their “officer intuition” caused them to bring over the narcotics detector dog. The dog then alerted to the presence of narcotics, and officers found 148 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the floor and ceiling of the trailer. 

The methamphetamine weighed in at over 2,000 pounds and had an estimated street value of about $4.3 million. 

“By combining officer intuition and utilizing advanced technology, officers were able to make a notable discovery within a shipment of produce. Excellent work by our CBP Officers,” said Roque Caza, Calexico Area Port Director.


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