Trucker busted for hauling 690 lbs. of meth


U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized almost 700 pounds of methamphetamine at the Nogales, Arizon Commercial Facility last week which was on a tractor-trailer loaded with produce and entering from Mexico.

A statement from the CBP said the seizure contained 690 pounds of meth valued at some $690,000. It is said to be the largest methamphetamine load in Arizona ports history. The 600 packets of meth were hidden in a compartment under a load of tomatoes and bell peppers. It was uncovered with the help of a drug-sniffing dog.

The 34-year-old truck driver, a Mexican national, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according to the CBP.