Over 200 lbs. of meth discovered inside Alhambra Airbnb rental home

<div>Photo courtesy Alhambra PD</div>
Photo courtesy Alhambra PD

ALHAMBRA, Calif. - Two people were arrested after a cleaning crew stumbled upon over 200 lbs. of methamphetamine inside an Airbnb rental home in Alhambra, according to police.

Officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of Ethel Avenue, where the 235 lbs. of meth was found.

Investigators say they initially were called to the scene "regarding boxes that were found by a cleaning crew in an Airbnb residence."

The suspects, who were seen on surveillance video using a U-Haul to transport the drugs, returned to the home, police said, but tried to turn around once they saw all the police cars there.

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They were taken into custody and booked for transporting narcotics, officials said.

The identities of the suspects were not immediately clear.

Police shared an image showing packages of meth lined up on the ground.

In a statement to FOX 11, an Airbnb spokesperson stated, "The reported criminal activity has no place on Airbnb and we have removed a booking guest from the platform as investigations continue. Our team is working closely with the host to provide support, and we stand ready to assist the Alhambra Police Department with their investigations."

Airbnb also emphasized its commitment to safety, highlighting that AirCover for Hosts provides top-to-bottom protection and is always included and free on bookings. They noted that their 24-hour safety line is available for Hosts and guests to quickly reach their specialized Safety team for help. Additionally, Airbnb's Terms of Service and Payments Terms of Service clearly prohibit the use of the platform for criminal activity. When such activity is identified, actions can include the removal of users from the platform, the spokesperson stated.

Airbnb's law enforcement portal offers a secure, streamlined channel for police to submit and track valid legal requests for information from Airbnb.

Additional details were not immediately available.