Big Rig Arriving From Mexico Busted Hauling $19 MILLION Load of Drugs

Pharr, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a massive load of drugs from a big rig this week.

The bust occurred on Tuesday, February 15, at the Pharr International Bridges Cargo Facility when a tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico was referred for secondary inspection.


After physically inspecting the conveyance, officers discovered 1,348.83 pounds (611.82 kg) of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer.

The drugs, along with the vehicle, were seized and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

CBP estimated the value of the narcotics to be $18.8 million.


“This massive methamphetamine smuggling attempt was stopped, thanks to our vigilant officers who continue to work as a team and use all available tools and resources to their full potential,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

No information was provided about the truck driver involved in the incident.


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