132 pounds of meth found in shipment of 'nopales'
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:07:49 GMT —
Two men are behind bars after authorities found more than 132 pounds of crystal meth hidden inside a prickly pear cactus shipment.
It all happened just outside Caborca, Sonora earlier this week.
Mexico's federal police reported that an 18-wheeler was going through a checkpoint when authorities conducted an inspection of the cargo.
The truck was carrying 1,380 boxes of "nopales," which are prickly pear cactus pads used for cooking and human consumption.
Officials found 94 packages with 132.2 pounds of crystal meth hidden inside the produce.
Investigators reported that the truck was headed to Tijuana.
Federal police arrested driver Luis Armando Gallardo-Zamora and passenger Alejandro Quintero-Torres.