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Drugs Hidden In Nacho Cheese And Jalapenos: Border Patrol Finds $140,000 Of Methamphetamine At Tijuana Crossing

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Border control agents found seven pounds of methamphetamine hidden in cans of cheese sauce and jalepenos.
Border control agents found seven pounds of methamphetamine hidden in cans of cheese sauce and jalepenos.

Be careful with this cheese sauce it's got a kick to it.

Border control agents arrested a man entering southern California from Mexico who allegedly hid seven pounds of methamphetamine inside cans of nacho cheese sauce and jalapeño peppers, according to The Los Angeles Times.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro crossing with Tijuana detained a 21-year-old Mexican citizen whose 1999 Toyota Solara was laden with groceries, an agency press release said.

Border guards x-rayed the canned goods, because they "appeared abnormal," according to a statement from the Customs and Border Protections office. The provisions seemed suspiciously heavy to the guards, according to an Associated Press report.

In each can was a package, either covered with liquid cheese or a spicy pepper residue, Police said the drugs were valued at $140,000.

The suspect, a resident of Oxnard, Calif., allegedly told officers that he traveled to Mexico to go grocery shopping. He was turned over to the Immigration Control and Enforcement agents.

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