HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the DHL facility at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport have seized ingredients used in manufacturing crystal methamphetamine.
Investigators found the parcel over the weekend, and said it was arriving from Jordan and going to a location within the United States. The CBP officers became alerted to the shipment when an anomaly was noticed on the x-ray and a strange odor was emitting for the parcel.
Upon examination it was discovered that the parcel contained over 13 pounds of ephedrine and almost three pounds of liquid amphetamine. The ephedrine was rolled into balls which resembled dough and the liquid amphetamine was concealed in shampoo bottles. Both chemicals are used in the production of crystal methamphetamine
"The production of methamphetamine has been made more difficult by federal regulations aimed at controlling the flow of precursor chemicals such as ephedrine," said David Murphy, CBP director of field operations in Chicago. "Our officers are constantly refining and enhancing their inspectional skills; this discovery of the components of crystal methamphetamine is the result of their dedication to our mission and our commitment to protect our community and the nation."