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CBP Officers nab 2,570 pounds of Meth hidden among Lighting Fixtures

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers assigned to the Ysleta Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized approximately 2,570 pounds of methamphetamine hidden among a shipment of lighting fixtures.

Officials say the meth seizure occurred on the afternoon of December 9, when a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 56-year-old Mexican citizen arrived at the port of entry and was selected for further inspection.

“A CBP drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics inside of the tractor-trailer,” officials said. “An X-Ray exam revealed anomalies within the commodity carried by the truck. CBP Officers discovered 190 bundles of methamphetamine wrapped in cellophane inside lighting fixture boxes.”

CBP officials add that the case remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made.

“Through the pandemic, our CBP Officers continue to stay focused on border security,” said Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez. “Over 2,500 pounds of dangerous drugs were stopped from entering our country because of the commitment of our CBP Officers.”