Cartels Try to Smuggle Meth Hidden in Coffee Through the Music Pipeline from Memphis to Austin


Memphis – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Memphis, Tennessee seized over five kilos of Meth hidden in a shipment en route to Austin on Aug. 25.

Memphis Meth Headed to Austin (Contributed/CBP)

Memphis Meth Headed to Austin (Contributed/CBP)

CBP officers at an express consignment hub chose for examination a package described in the paperwork as plastic decorative figures. An X-ray examination revealed anomalies within the bundle of coffee bags, bottles of liquid and other items. Further examination revealed white crystal substances inside the packages of coffee. The substances were taken to the onsite lab and tested positive for Methamphetamine. The shipment from Mexico was bound for a residential address in Austin, Texas.

So far this fiscal year which began October 2021, the port of Memphis has seized over 800 kilograms of Methamphetamine.

This seizure took place within the Area Port of Memphis, which covers ports of entry throughout the state of Tennessee and falls under CBP’s New Orleans Field Office. This Field Office includes all ports in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Meth Hidden in Coffee Packets (Contributed/CBP)

Meth Hidden in Coffee Packets (Contributed/CBP)

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Don Jones, Tue, 10/04/2022 - 21:35

Last time checked the us-mexico border was in the south, and Tennessee is not, so a wall or a closed border would have done nothing. Interesting.

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