Over $481,952 worth of methamphetamine were discovered by the United States Customs and Border Protection officers on Sunday after stopping a suspicious vehicle at the border.
More than 150 pounds of meth was hidden inside boxes of microwavable popcorn.
A 25-year old woman who is a United States Citizen was using her SUV to try and transport these boxes across the San Ysidro port.
This woman was stopped when an officer was alarmed by the large amount of junk food inside her Jeep Liberty.
A drug-sniffing canine then alerted the officers that there was something more than popcorn inside the boxes in her trunk. All the narcotics as well as her vehicle were seized.
The total amount of drugs apprehended this weekend at the San Diego Ports of Entry include 388 pounds of meth, 162 pounds of cocaine, 250 pounds of marijuana and 32 pounds of heroin. That brings the grand total to over $3.9 million worth of drugs that has been taken off of the streets.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday discovered 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes in a woman’s SUV at the San Ysidro port of entry. An officer stopped the 25-year-old U.S. citizen after noticing a large amount of food inside the Jeep Liberty. A canine then alerted officers to popcorn boxes in the trunk. Officers found 15 large packages of methamphetamine, which amounted to a street value of more than $481,952. Officers seized the vehicle and all narcotics. The discovery was part of a total of 388 pounds of methamphetamine, 162 pounds of cocaine, 32 pounds of heroin and 250 pounds of marijuana officers intercepted at ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties over the weekend. The 837 pounds of narcotics were valued at over $3.9 million.