Louisville CBP Intercepts 40 Pounds of Crystal Meth
LOUISVILLE, Ky—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville intercepted over 40 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine at the Express Consignment Operations hub, yesterday July 9.
CBP officers inspected the parcel based on their experience and x-ray anomalies. Upon inspection, they found two metal lamps. The officers did an intrusive inspection, and drilled into the lamps revealing a white, crystalline substance.
The parcel was coming from Reynosa, Mexico heading to a residence in Des Moines, Iowa. The crystal meth weighed a total of 40.8 pounds and has a street value of 365,000.
“Smugglers are always trying to find a way to sneak their drugs into the U.S.,” said Thomas Mahn, Port Director, Louisville. However, our CBP officers are keenly aware of their attempts and remain vigilant finding every attempt they make, keeping our country safe.”
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.