EL PASO, Texas. (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Ysleta Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized approximately 2,570 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in lighting fixtures on Dec. 9.
The methamphetamine seizure occurred after 3 p.m. when a 56-year-old Mexican man arrived from Mexico in a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer. CBP officers selected the man for a secondary exam. A CBP drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics inside of the tractor-trailer. 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.
“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.”
The case remains under investigation. No arrests have been made at this point.