U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that this week they seized almost two hundred pounds of suspected methamphetamine found on a tractor trailer at a cargo facility in Texas.
Major Meth Seizure At Texas Cargo Facility
Customs and Border Protection agents made the seizure on September 5 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility. According to a news release, agents referred a white 2008 Freightliner for a secondary inspection. Using the facility’s non-intrusive imagining system along with help from a canine unit, agents located 36 sealed packages of suspected methamphetamine hidden inside the trailer.
The seized packages weighed 199.61 and are valued at approximately $3,992,090.
Customs and Border Protection seized the truck in addition to the drugs.
Homeland Security is still investigating the incident. The identity of the truck driver and the nature of the charges that he or she could be facing have not been released.
Port Director Severiano Solis praised the work of agents: “This is a phenomenal hard narcotics seizure. Our CBP officers have once again demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the CBP mission, preventing these dangerous drugs from entering our country is one of CBP’s priorities.”