Lime Shipment Hides $3M Worth of Cocaine

A surprising discovery at Otay Mesa: A lime shipment conceals over $3 million in cocaine.

Lime Shipment Hides $3M Worth of Cocaine
Image Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

At the Otay Mesa entry point, what seemed like a tangy shipment of Persian limes turned out to be a cover for a cocaine haul worth over $3 million.

  • Detection: The tractor-trailer was pulled over for secondary inspection when a K-9 unit alerted officers to further inspect the shipment.
  • The Find: Hidden among the citrus, 158 packages of cocaine weighing 435 pounds.
  • Street Value: A total of $3,355,800.
Image Source: CBP

The seizure is part of Operation Apollo, a combined force aiming to squeeze out the threat of fentanyl and other illicit drugs.

Source: CBP

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