Astounding $53 MILLION Load of Narcotics Seized From Big Rig Hauling Cauliflower
Laredo, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized a load of narcotics valued at more than $53 million from a big rig last week.
The giant drug bust occurred on Friday, November 12, at the World Trade Bridge.
CBP officers encountered a 2013 Kenworth tractor manifesting a shipment of fresh cauliflower arriving from Mexico.
The tractor and the trailer were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection.
Upon further examination, agents found 412 packages containing 2,611.15 lbs. of alleged methamphetamine and 50 packages containing 113.31 lbs. of alleged cocaine within the commodity.
CBP said the narcotics combined had an estimated street value of an astounding $53,096,364.
No information was provided about the truck driver.
The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.