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You put the lime in the cocaine? Nuts

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officers at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility discovered over $3 million worth of hard narcotics hidden in a shipment of limes on Thursday.lime drugs

A 42-year-old man was driving a commercial tractor-trailer with a shipment manifested as Persian limes. The driver was referred for further examination by CBP officers along with the tractor-trailer and shipment. In the secondary inspection area, a CBP K-9 unit screened the shipment and alerted officers to examine the trailer more closely.

Upon further examination, CBP officers discovered and extracted a total of 158 suspicious packages.  The contents of the packages were tested and identified as cocaine with a weight of 435 pounds with an estimated street value of $3.36 million.

“Rain or shine are officers work tirelessly to ensure our communities are free of these dangerous drugs,” said Rosa Hernandez, port director for the Otay Mesa port of entry. “I’m proud of the efforts our officers make day in and day out.”

All subjects were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations for further processing. The narcotics, semi-truck and trailer were seized by CBP officers.

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