Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they seized more than $3 million worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a commercial shipment of fresh produce on Monday.
According to a statement, CBP officers from the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a truck with a commercial shipment of fresh produce arriving from Mexico.
After inspection, officers discovered 22 packages of methamphetamine weighing 185.18 pounds concealed within the trailer, which were seized along with the tractor trailer.
“Our frontline CBP officers intercepted this load of hard narcotics thanks to great teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).