CBP Officers Find Meth Hidden in Ice Chest Full of Fish

CBP officers found meth inside this ice chest of fish. Photo: CBP

By Steve Neavling

CBP officers discovered more than 47 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside an ice chest of fish.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, CBP officers at the Calexico West Port of Entry in California called for a secondary inspection of a 2021 sedan that drove through the SENTRI lane. 

While using the port’s imaging system, officers spotted irregularities in the chest and called for a K-9 team to check for narcotics. 

Sure enough, the officers found 25 packages of meth inside the ice chest, weighing 47.13 pounds, CBP said. 

The suspect was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation, and the drugs were seized by CBP. 

“Drug traffickers will go to great lengths in an attempt to deceive our officers,” Roque Caza, director of the Calexico Area Port, said in a statement Wednesday. “I’m proud of our highly trained officers working diligently every day to combat these dangerous drugs that have claimed so many lives.”

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