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CBP Officers In San Diego Discover Meth in Cans Of Cheese Sauce And Jalapeños

Release Date: 
December 7, 2011

CBP Officers In San Diego Discover Meth in Cans Of Cheese Sauce And Jalapeños.

San Diego - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry foiled an alleged smuggling attempt yesterday, finding methamphetamine hidden inside cans of jalapeños and cheese sauce.

On the morning of December 6th, a 21-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Oxnard, Calif., drove a 1999 Toyota Solara to the border crossing with groceries. The CBP officer referred the driver and vehicle for a more in-depth examination.

Officers discovered a package in each can containing a total of seven pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $140,000.

During further examination of the vehicle and its contents, the CBP officer noticed that the canned goods appeared abnormal, so the officer screened the cans in an x-ray machine and detected anomalies with the contents.

Officers then opened all three cans, two cans of cheese sauce and one can of jalapeños, and discovered a package in each containing a total of seven pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $140,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017