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Louisville CBP Finds 40 Pounds of Crystal Meth Hidden in Car Parts

Release Date
Thu, 07/23/2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville intercepted 40 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine at the Express Consignment Operations hub yesterday, July 22. Meth

CBP officers inspected the parcel based on car parts being used as a common concealing tactic, a fresh paint smell and positive x-ray anomalies. Upon inspecting the shipment, officers found six engine supports, which concealed 40 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine.

This is the second parcel within two weeks that CBP officers have found 40 pounds of crystal meth hidden inside a parcel. This parcel was coming from Mexico heading to a residence in Irving, Texas. The estimated street value of the meth would have been $365,000.

“CBP continues to seize shipments that contain dangerous narcotics that would harm the public,” said Thomas Mahn, Port Director, Louisville. “Our officers are committed to intercepting these illicit drugs from being smuggled in and will continue to stop these dangerous shipments.”

Methamphetamine is dangerous and highly addictive stimulants. Abuse can lead to paranoia, exhaustion, heart conditions, convulsions, stroke, and death. Methamphetamine is classified as Schedule II stimulants under the Controlled Substances Act.

CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. CBP strives to serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.

Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021