A man tried to cross the border into the United States with more than 2,000 fentanyl pills hidden in the aforementioned food
The port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, is one of the most recurrent points through which drug traffickers try to enter their shipments into the United States, and most of the time the drugs are hidden inside the vehicles.
On Wednesday, CBP officers at the Nogales POE discovered approximately 2,100 fentanyl pills concealed inside tamales in an ice chest. Each tamale contained a baggie of blue pills hidden inside. Excellent work by officers and K9 teams maintaining a high level of vigilance. pic.twitter.com/VoNNXQHg3T
— Port Director Michael W. Humphries (@CBPPortDirNOG) October 13, 2022
However, this time the border agents were surprised by a peculiar finding of fentanyl, because unlike other times, now the substance was camouflaged inside tamales.
According to the Port Director at that border, Michael W. Humphries, a man tried to cross the border into the United States with more than 2,000 fentanyl pills hidden in the aforementioned food.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found the blue pills in small plastic bags among the mass of cooked tamales, which were transported in a cooler.
The subject and the drug were made available to the corresponding authorities, although the identity of the detainee was not disclosed, because it was considered, by the US authorities, as a case under investigation.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that attempts have been made to hide drug shipments in suspicious packages, since last Tuesday Customs and Border Protection agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, found pumpkins full of methamphetamine.
The pumpkins were transported in a truck from Mexico, and in total 20 kilos of liquid methamphetamine were seized, hidden inside 136 condoms inserted in this food, which is regularly used as a decoration for Halloween.
“They used their training, experience, interviewing skills and uncovered a fairly novel narcotics smuggling method in the process,” said Elizabeth Garduno, director of Customs and Border Protection in Eagle Pass, Texas.
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