DEA seizes more than 35 tons of chemical at Port of Charleston used to make meth

Cargo not properly declared, leading customs to believe that it was intended for use in the drug trade.
Gregory Yee
Authorities have seized more than 35 tons of a chemical at the Port of Charleston used to make methamphetamine and are working to uncover whether it is tied to a criminal enterprise.
Federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection seized 35.6 tons of benzaldehyde Aug. 17 on a ship that called at the port, said Jason Sandoval, resident agent in charge at the Charleston DEA office.

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