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Smugglers busted carrying 145 pounds of meth on an ultralight aircraft

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 145.5 pounds of methamphetamine from an ultralight aircraft near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 145.5 pounds of methamphetamine from an ultralight aircraft near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday, CBP announced in a news release Monday.

The makeshift aircraft was flying in low altitude near Heber, California, early Saturday when agents were called in to investigate, the CBP said.

Agents found a metal basket and a white duffel bag, which had 26 clear plastic containers full of meth, according to the statement. The street value of the haul is $327,375.

There was no mention of a pilot flying the aircraft or whether anyone involved in the operation was arrested.

The drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the release.