Meth Hidden Inside Papayas and Mailed from CA to AK Intercepted

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Postal inspectors intercepted a large package of methamphetamine hidden inside papayas.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Postal inspectors intercepted a large package of methamphetamine.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that the package contained more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine that was sent from Visalia, California.

Court documents say the highly-addictive drug was found inside papayas. The fruit was cut in half and the drugs packed inside vacuum-sealed bags.

Law enforcement replaced the meth with fake drugs and monitored the package, which was equipped with an alert device when it was opened. The package was delivered to an Anchorage home and then taken to a second location.

Police arrested 25-year-old San Saechao and charged him Thursday with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Police say they also found nearly $8,500 in cash, two handguns and a cash-counting machine.

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