5,000 Pounds of Meth Seized Near Mexico Border

A drug bust in San Diego a few days ago broke records, with four men crossing the Mexican border into Southern California in a truck with over 5,000 pounds of methamphetamine, which is now the largest meth bust in the US-Mexico Border area. Somehow, these four individuals in their late 30s and early 40s, came from Tijuana, Mexico and managed to get into the US, traveling for 17 miles before they were stopped by authorities. 

Law enforcement officials were suspicious of the 20-foot box truck, and followed it down the freeway, observing when the truck stopped and the men got out and began to unload cardboard boxes from the back. The four individuals began loading boxes from their truck into a smaller Dodge van, forcing authorities to step in and test the substance in the boxes. Adorable photos were also shared of the K-9 on the job, Milo, who played a fundamental role in this bust. 

The drug smugglers have now been arrested, despite claiming that they did not know the contents of the packages and assumed that it was only marijuana, rather than the illegal substance of methamphetamine. However, their specific truck was tracked and connected to another drug bust only a couple months earlier, with DEA Special Agent in Charge Shelly Howe expressing her gratitude that the police discovered this truck before the drugs could be distributed, saying “This monumental seizure represents another win against drug cartels that fuel addiction in the United States.”

Each of the four men have now been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which could result in life in prison if found guilty in addition to a $10 million fine. It is honestly still extremely puzzling how these men were able to cross the border in the first place, but it is a relief that the drugs were seized in San Diego before any could be sold, with over 23,000 Americans dying in 2020 from meth overdose. 

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