Nacho cheese and meth don't mix at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's, Office of Field Operations in San Diego

Meth was hidden in large cans of nacho cheese and sliced jalapenos.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's, Office of Field Operations in San Diego

The drugs are estimated to be worth about $140,000.


Ever order nachos with extra cheese? How about a side of methamphetamine? Federal agents say they found 7 pounds of the drug stuffed inside cans of nacho ingredients at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego County.

The meth was found in plastic bags, hidden in three large cans of cheese sauce and sliced jalapenos.

At at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a 1999 Toyota Solara driven by a 21-year-old Mexican citizen, authorities said.

The man, who lives in Oxnard, told agents that he was returning to California after grocery shopping across the border, but officials said the cans seemed abnormal and too heavy.

The seven pounds of drugs were discovered after an X-ray screening and the man was arrested on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine.

The meth is worth an estimated $140,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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