US customs and border protection seized nearly 500 grams of meth hidden inside individual peanut shells shipped from Mexico to Texas. The package was disguised with a logo that read “Regional Bread Roasted Peanuts, Regional Dust Sweet Made of Corn,” and it the discovery happened in the Area Port of Memphis.
CBP cracked the case after X-rays revealed “suspicious anomalies” within the package. Officers opened the box and found what appeared to be bags of shelled peanuts stuffed with a white crystalline substance – which tests confirmed was methamphetamine.
The total weight of the seized meth was 489 grams, which the agency estimates are the equivalent of 2,445 doses.
Via Daily Mail
‘My experienced officers long ago lost all surprise at the smuggling methods they encounter every shift,’ said Area Port Director Michael Neipert in a statement.
‘Narcotics in fruit, nuts, baked goods, shoes, toys, and all kinds of other items disguised as gifts or other legitimate shipments fly through the express consignment world,’ he added.
‘These days, you can get a gram of methamphetamine at half the price of what cocaine costs and at twice the potency,’ Neipert said. ‘I’m proud we were able to keep this shipment from getting to its destination.’