Another shipment of drugs hidden inside containers of radishes at the U.S. border has been found by U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers.
Fox 5 San Diego says officials at the Calexico Port of Entry encountered a 24-year-old man driving a tractor trailer around 7:15 pm. on January 31st with what appeared to be a shipment of radishes.
During the inspection, a K-9 detector alerted officials to the presence of drugs.
CBP said 1,590 packages were discovered concealed within the shipment and testing confirmed the contents to be methamphetamine.
The driver, a Mexican citizen, was detained for alleged narcotic smuggling.
He was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations for further disposition.
CBP seized the tractor trailer and the narcotics.
The narcotic seizure weighed over 4,500 pounds and had an estimated street value of $5,475,600, according to CBP.
Another shipment of drugs in containers of radishes was found on January 29th at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility.
Photos: Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection