Mexican Trucker Arrested in Record Big Rig Meth Bust
Tucson, AZ – A 34-year-old Mexican truck driver was arrested last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the largest methamphetamine load bust in Arizona ports history.
According to CBP at the Nogales Commercial Facility, officers discovered more than 600 packages of drugs concealed within a non-factory floor compartment of a tractor-trailer.
The trailer was loaded with tomatoes and bell peppers.
Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection K9, CBP officers seized approximately 690 lbs. of meth with a street value of nearly $690,000.
The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Area Port Director Michael Humphries lauded his staff at the Nogales’ Mariposa Cargo Facility for this record breaking drug seizure and arrest.
“CBP Officers are focused on our highest priorities which includes stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country, Director Humphries said. “Our officers prevented these dangerous drugs from causing devastation to families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but throughout the United States.”
Also this month, a Texas trucker was arrested in a “major drug distribution” ring.
Read more on that bust HERE.