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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted close to half a ton of methamphetamine concealed inside the walls of a trailer at a commercial facility in Calexico, CA.


The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 7 p.m., when officers encountered the driver of a 2013 tractor-trailer that entered the cargo facility. 

A Customs and Border Protection officer conducting the inspection at the booth referred the tractor-trailer to the dock for further examination.

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Officers utilized the port’s imaging system to screen the tractor-trailer and observed anomalies within the front wall of the trailer. A canine team screened the conveyance and received a positive alert from the detector dog. 

Officers discovered wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the front wall of the trailer.

A total of 30 packages of methamphetamine, weighing 866.50 pounds were removed by officers. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $1,559,700 million U.S. dollars.

The driver, a 27-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt.