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Green onions conceal 614 pounds of meth at US-Mexico border, officers say

CBP Officers Uncover 614 Pound Meth Load Hidden in Shipment of Green Onions (Custom Border Patrol/Released)

Meth hidden in boxes of green onions couldn’t foil X-rays and a drug dog at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials say.

Officers stopped a big-rig driven by a 31-year-old Mexican man at the Otay Mesa crossing in San Diego, California, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a release says.

CBP Officers Uncover 614 Pound Meth Load Hidden in Shipment of Green Onions
(Custom Border Patrol/Released)

 

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An X-ray of the cargo “identified anomalies” within the boxes of produce, according to the release. A drug-detection dog also alerted officers to the shipment.

A search found 614 pounds of methamphetamine in 40 packages mixed in with the green onions, the Customs and Border Patrol release says.

Officers seized the big rig and meth, valued at $1.4 million, the release says.

The driver was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security for further investigation.

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