U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $1,763,680 over the weekend.
The seizure occurred on Oct. 27, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a black 1995 Freightliner tractor hauling a commercial shipment of carrots. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers along with the help of a K-9 team extracted 159 packages containing a total of 88 pounds of alleged methamphetamine co-mingled with the shipment of carrots. The alleged narcotics carry an estimated street value of $1,763,680.
CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.