CALEXICO, Calif. - A tractor-trailer meant to be shipping Brussels sprouts was found to have millions of dollars worth of meth hiding inside of it, U.S.
Customs and Border Protection said.On June 2 around 7:30 p.m., authorities at the Calexico East Cargo Facility stopped a 51-year-old man driving a tractor-trailer "with a shipment manifested for brussels sprouts."The driver and his truck were referred for further examination."At the inspection area, a non-intrusive inspection was conducted of the tractor-trailer and its shipment, when irregularities were observed.
CBP officers requested a CBP human/narcotics detector dog to screen the cargo, to which he alerted CBP officers to the presence of narcotics," border patrol said.A total of 148 packages of meth were found hidden in the floor and roof of the trailer, authorities said.
The drugs reportedly weighed 2,052.20 pounds and are said to have a street value of $4,309,620."The driver was detained for the alleged narcotics smuggling attempt.