Los Angeles customs officers find 11 pounds of meth in suitcase lining

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — Customs officers in Los Angeles found more than 11 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the lining of a traveler’s luggage.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced officers at Los Angeles International Airport searched the suitcase of a 27-year-old California woman returning from a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was seen acting nervous July 18.

The officers discovered the lining of the woman’s suitcase contained a false compartment filed with tape-wrapped packages of crystal methamphetamine totaling 11.24 pounds.

“Once again, the training, expertise and commitment of our LAX CBP Officers prevented dangerous narcotics from entering and harming our community.” said Mitchell Merriam, CBP Los AngelesĀ International AirportĀ Port Director.

CBP said the suspect and the contraband were turned over to special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

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