Trucker Under Investigation After 400 Pounds of Meth Seized From Big Rig Entering U.S.
Pharr, TX – A trucker is under investigation after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized more than 400 pounds of alleged methamphetamine from his big rig over the weekend.
According to CBP, the seizure occurred on March 28 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.
A tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli arrived from Mexico and was referred for a secondary inspection.
Officers conducting a further examination of the conveyance detected packages of alleged methamphetamine.
In all, CBP officers removed and seized 264 packages of the drug weighing 421 pounds (191 kg).
Officials estimated the street value of the meth shipment to be $8,421,500.
Further, authorities seized the tractor-trailer as well.
The identity of the truck driver has not been released as the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.
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Last month, agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility seized an $11.5 million shipment of meth from a big rig hauling produce.
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