Customs & Border Protection Officers Seize $3.7 Million Worth Of Methamphetamine

Officers found the meth in supplement packages, large spools of rope and an air compressor.

Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

(Cincinnati, Oh.) – Over 100 pounds of methamphetamine was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers during the last half of September.

CBP officers were stationed in Cincinnati when they seized a total of 116 pounds of methamphetamine from six separate shipments coming from Mexico. The packages were addressed to people in Georgia and Texas.  

The seized drugs were valued at $3.7 million.

On September 16, narcotics detector dog “Bruno” led officers to a shipment containing 16 pounds of nutritional supplements. Officers tested the supplements and discovered they were methamphetamine.

Another 17 pounds of meth was found on September 22 in a shipment of seasonings containing foil packets of white powders and a bottle of unknown liquid.

Officers say approximately 60 pounds of methamphetamine was found in two shipments of large spools of rope the following day.

The rest of the seized methamphetamine was found inside an air compressor and a concealed bucket of food paste.

“By leveraging their training, technology, and our exceptional canine teams, our officers disrupted multiple narcotics smuggling networks,” said Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie. “We are committed to protecting our communities and ensuring legitimate cross-border trade continues to power the U.S. economy.”

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