CBP officers seize over $18 million in meth in carrot shipment

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment worth $18.5 million this past weekend.

 

CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on May 17, 2019 referred a tractor/trailer pulling a commercial shipment of fresh carrots for further inspection. A secondary examination, which included the utilization of (non-intrusive imaging equipment), a (canine team) together with hands-on work resulted in the discovery of 384 packages of alleged methamphetamine discovered within the trailer. The total weight of the drugs is 929.5 pounds (421.5 kg).

 

CBP OFO seized the methamphetamine, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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