Major Methamphetamine Bust at Otay Mesa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility intercepted a shipment containing over a million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine hidden in charcoal on Thursday evening. During a routine inspection of a tractor-trailer at 8:29 p.m., officers utilized advanced scanning technology that revealed irregularities within the shipment. A canine unit subsequently detected the narcotics, leading to the discovery of 119 packages of methamphetamine weighing 782 pounds. “This significant interception highlights our officers’ commitment to border security,” said Rosa E. Hernandez, Port Director at Otay Mesa. The seizure is part of Operation Apollo, an initiative aimed at combating fentanyl smuggling, which began in Southern California and expanded to Arizona.–News Desk