Be careful with this cheese sauce; it’s got a kick to it.
Border control agents arrested a man entering southern California from Mexico who allegedly hid seven pounds of methamphetamine inside cans of nacho cheese sauce and jalapeño peppers, according to The Los Angeles Times.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro crossing with Tijuana detained a 21-year-old Mexican citizen whose 1999 Toyota Solara was laden with groceries, an agency press release said.
Border guards x-rayed the canned goods, because they “appeared abnormal,” according to a statement from the Customs and Border Protections office. The provisions seemed suspiciously heavy to the guards, according to an Associated Press report.
In each can was a package, either covered with liquid cheese or a spicy pepper residue, Police said the drugs were valued at $140,000.
The suspect, a resident of Oxnard, Calif., allegedly told officers that he traveled to Mexico to go grocery shopping. He was turned over to the Immigration Control and Enforcement agents.