U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize $1.3M of methamphetamine disguised as spinach

A police officer walks near cocaine seized from a cargo ship at a Philadelphia port during a news conference at the U.S. Custom House on June 21, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least 17.5 tons of cocaine with more than $1 billion in street value was seized at the Philadelphia seaport, being the largest cocaine seizure in the 230 year history of U.S Customs and Border protection. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:10 PM PT – Friday, March 12, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine in Southern California. Officers at the Otay Mesa facility in San Diego arrested a 49-year-old man who was driving a tractor with a trailer full of what he said was spinach, but was really $1.3 million of methamphetamine.

Border officials inspected the shipment and found 127 wrapped packages of meth mixed with boxes of spinach that weighed almost 600 pounds.

The driver was transported to the Metropolitan Correction Center and will face federal charges.

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