You are expected to inspect your children’s candy for potential dangers. But this Halloween, you might need to also check their pumpkins.
According to a CBP press release, on Oct. 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Eagle Pass Port of Entry in Texas seized four pumpkins that contained $402,196 worth of liquid Methamphetamine. Press release.
“Our frontline CBP officers have seen just about everything and this Tuesday was no exception as they encountered liquid methamphetamine hidden within pumpkins,”In a press release by CBP, Elizabeth Garduno (acting Eagle Pass Port Director) stated this.
CBP officers observed a Ford Escape 2011 on patrol. After inspecting it, they discovered the pumpkins filled with liquid methamphetamine. They found 40 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the Escape’s 2011 Ford Escape. It was also stored in 136 condoms inside the Halloween decorations.
“They utilized their training, experience, interviewing skills and uncovered a rather novel narcotics smuggling method in the process,”Garduno stated in the statement.
CBP OFO turned the driver and passenger of seized vehicle to Maverick County Sheriff’s Deputies for further investigation.