- Yes, you read that right, and no. It’s not a typo.
TSA in Houston at the William P. Hobby Airport found something unexpected in a breakfast burrito, crystal meth(amphetamine.)
The meth was found April 2nd, during a routine x-ray screening of carry-on luggage. The TSA officer that found it said he saw what was an unidentified lump inside of the breakfast burrito
A second officer took control of the burrito and the traveler was asked to unwrap the breakfast for visual inspection. According to authorities, the passenger insisted that it was us a breakfast burrito, but the officer again asked him to unwrap the burrito.
Once the wrapper was off, officers saw something unusual and dark in the middle of the burrito. Because it didn’t match what the guy said it was, a supervisory TSA officer was asked to assist and rescreened the burrito, this time through an X-ray.
The second scan showed what looked to be black tape and dark wrapping around a large organic mass. Officials notified the Houston Police Department as they suspected it was an illegal substance concealed in the food.
TSA tweeted this of the incident:
“On Friday, April 2 during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage, a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) saw what appeared to be an unidentified lump inside of a traveler’s breakfast burrito. Due to the unusual nature and size of the lump, the TSO requested additional inspection of the food item.”
The Houston Police Department released a statement saying that the lump was crystal meth.
“We sincerely thank all of our Houston Airports local and federal partners who work tirelessly every day to interdict dangerous contraband from entering or leaving our community,” said Houston Airports Chief of Operations Steven Hennigan. “In this case, TSA officers’ training, awareness and heroic actions, we believe, saved precious lives.”
The police took possession of the contraband and the traveler was placed under arrest.