Border Patrol Seizes $24 MILLION in Meth Hidden in Big Rig’s Trailer Walls
Eagle Pass, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than $24 million in methamphetamine from a big rig last week.
According to CBP, the bust occurred on Thursday, September 23, at the Eagle Pass Camino Real Cargo Facility.
Officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a 2010 Freightliner tractor hauling an empty box trailer arriving from Mexico.
The tractor and trailer were referred for a canine, non-intrusive imaging system inspection and subsequent physical inspection.
Upon further examination of the vehicle, officers discovered 1,221 lbs. of alleged meth hidden within the walls of the trailer.
CBP estimated the narcotics have a street value of $24,426,968.
The tractor, trailer and narcotics were seized.
CBP did not provide any additional information about the truck driver as an investigation remains ongoing.