Memphis – On Thursday, August 25, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Memphis, Tennessee seized over five kilograms of Methamphetamine hidden in a shipment en route to Austin, Texas.
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.
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