CBP News Release — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working on the San Ysidro Port of Entry found greater than 120 kilos of liquid methamphetamine in water bottles destined for the U.S.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at roughly 9 p.m. when a 36-year-old feminine, driver of a 2020 Ford Edge, was ready in line to enter the United States. CBP officers focused the automobile and referred it for additional examination after receiving a narcotics detector canine alert.
During the inspection, CBP officers found 36 plastic water bottles from the again seat of the automobile, all of which examined optimistic for methamphetamine.
“This case is an example of the many apprehensions CBP officers intercept on a daily basis,” mentioned CBP San Diego Director of Field Operations Anne Maricich. “CBP officers are vigilant at the border to stop those who attempt to enter the U.S. with contraband that ultimately harms our communities.”
CBP officers arrested the motive force, a U.S. citizen, for the alleged narcotic smuggling try and turned her over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations for additional processing. The driver was later transported and booked into the Western Region Detention Facility.
CBP seized the liquid methamphetamine, which has an estimated avenue worth of $344,000, and the automobile.