CBP Seizes Insane Amount Of Meth Hidden In Tractor-Trailer Shipment
Pharr, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) seized $12.7 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in a tractor-trailer last Saturday.
According to CBP, on February 16 officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. CBP referred the shipment for further inspection.
Officers then discovered 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP OFO seized 906 pounds of methamphetamine (411 kg) along with the tractor/trailer. CBP said the seizure was accomplished with the utilization of non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment along with assistance from CBP (canine teams).
“This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our officers’ astute sense of awareness and tenacity is unparalleled and truly commendable.”
CBP OFO arrested the truck driver involved in the seizure and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.