CBP officers find nearly $4 million worth of meth in shipment of fresh produce

Border Crime

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).

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.
borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.