Now Arriving: Chemical That Could Produce 330 Pounds of Meth Lands at LAX
When you care enough to send the very best...well, maybe you shouldn't be sending it on a flight to Los Angeles. Federal customs officials announced a recent seizure of drums holding about 520 pounds of a powdered chemical used to make meth at LAX. The shipment of methylamine hydrochloride was found at a cargo facility last month. The drums were on their way to Mexico from China, but somehow seemed to be missing the documentation needed to accompany that kind of highly controlled substance. (Imagine that?!)
The Feds have an inkling that chemical shipment was on its way to drug traffickers; the quantity of the substance was enough to likely produce about 330 pounds of meth.
So far no arrests have been made.