Shipment of melons yields over $6 Million in Methamphetamine

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PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $6,085,000 worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons.

On April 12, CBP officers referred a commercial shipment of honeydew melons for further inspection. Officers discovered 304 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP OFO stored the narcotics in 12 plastic buckets due to it being introduced in bulk form.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigation agents.

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