HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they seized close to $4 million worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a commercial shipment of fresh produce on Monday.
According to a statement, CBP officers from the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a truck with a commercial shipment of fresh produce arriving from Mexico.
After inspection, officers discovered 22 packages of methamphetamine weighing 185.18 pounds concealed within the trailer, which were both seized along with the tractor-trailer. The drugs were valued at just over $3.7 million.
“Our frontline CBP officers intercepted this load of hard narcotics thanks to great teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).