Enough methamphetamine to give every person in the United States a dose, has been confiscated from a home in Perris California.
It’s the largest methamphetamine bust in the history of the United States, with federal agents grabbing 2,224 pounds of meth, 893 pounds of cocaine, and 13 pounds of heroin from the home which was run by a Mexican drug cartel.
Operation Crystal Shield has been a nationwide effort involving investigators in multiple cities, including Perris, Fontana, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Atlanta.
All told, agents seized more than 4,800 pounds of meth nationwide and are still working on more arrests.
According to the U S Drug Enforcement Administration, an investigation into transportation and supply of illegal drugs flowing into the U-S from Mexico, focused on the Sinaloa drug cartel, which has been operating in the Otay-Mesa area.
Since June 2020, Fontana Police have been keeping an eye on couriers and a stash house for the drugs.
The seizure was culminated during a shadowing operation on October 2nd 2020, when investigators observed a courier delivering drugs in a Sam’s Club parking lot in Moreno Valley.
Two duffel bags stuffed with drugs, were dropped off, and alert police officers saw the transaction take place.
In total, twenty-five duffel bags loaded with cocaine, heroin and meth were seized, before they could be sold to drug addicts in Southern California.
Photo: This undated image provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows narcotics stashed in a house in Perris, Calif. DEA agents authored state search warrants for multiple locations, including the courier target’s residence and a narcotics stash house within the city of Perris, Calif. During a search of the courier’s residence, agents located approximately 25 duffle bags within the garage of the residence containing approximately 406 kilograms of cocaine, six kilograms of heroin, and 650 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, and approximately 1,600 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. (Drug Enforcement Administration via AP)