CBP Chicago Seized over 1000lbs Chinese Cocaine, Meth

On April 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Chicago intercepted a shipment containing over 1,000 pounds of unidentified powders. The narcotics detection dog, Aldo, played a pivotal role in identifying 26 concealed boxes within the shipment, originating from Shenzhen, China, and destined for Wood Dale, Chicago. Laboratory analysis revealed the presence of BMK methyl glycidate, a key precursor for P2P methamphetamine, and benzocaine, commonly used as a cutting agent for cocaine. The findings have led to the involvement of Homeland Security Investigations, with an ongoing probe into the matter.

LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director of Field Operations for the Chicago Field Office, highlighted the critical role of intelligence and the adept skills of CBP officers in thwarting such illicit activities. The interception underscores CBP’s commitment to safeguarding communities from the dangers of synthetic drugs and the broader fight against drug trafficking. The agency’s strategy emphasizes enhanced partnerships, intelligence-driven operations, and disruption of criminal networks involved in drug production and distribution.–News Desk