Close to 3 tons of a key methamphetamine ingredient crammed into 80 bags were seized by feds at LAX yesterday. Authorities say they were headed to Mexico from China.

The two shipments of methylamine chloride, used to create pesticides and pharmaceutical products, were labeled correctly but lacked the proper DEA paperwork. Officials say that if used to make meth, the 5,700 pound shipment would be worth $40 million on the street.

Jamie Ruiz, a spokesperson for the DEA, says it's one of the biggest seizures at LAX to date. What's up with the recent drug activity at LAX?

[via LAist]

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