Mexican Trucker Arrested in $6.6 MILLION Big Rig Drug Bust
Pharr, TX – Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a load of hard narcotics arriving from Mexico estimated to be valued at more than $6.6 million.
On Saturday, September 12, a tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of avocados arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility and a CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection.
Upon secondary examination, officers discovered suspected narcotics hidden within the trailer.
Officers then removed 48 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 326 pounds and one package of alleged heroin weighing 2.41 pounds.
The 40-year-old truck driver described only as a male Mexican citizen from Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, was arrested.
CBP seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer.
On Monday of this week, CBP officers at the Tecate, CA cargo crossing discovered close to $4 million in narcotics cemented inside of large quartz boulders hauled by a big rig.
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