Chicago CBP Officers Seized Over 1,000 Pounds of Drug-Making Powder from China

Last Monday, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Chicago confiscated a package from China containing more than 1,000 pounds of unidentified powder.

CBP officers and Narcotic Detection K9 Aldo intercepted 26 cartons of unknown powders from Shenzhen, China, on their way to Wood Dale.

Officials said the cargo contained two types of substance. The first powder was recognized as BMK methyl Glycidate, a precursor in the manufacture of P2P methamphetamine, according to CBP. Agents collected 1,117 pounds of BMK methyl glycidate.

The other powder was benzocaine, which is a cutting agent for cocaine. The agents recovered 225 of the cutting agents.

“Transnational criminals use dependencies and addictions to market unlawful items. “Our officers are trained to identify shipments containing these potentially dangerous substances, and we will continue to work to keep private citizens and their families safe,” said LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director of Field Operations at the Chicago Field Office.

The cargo was passed over to Homeland Security Investigations and is currently under investigation.


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