U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized a massive amount of methamphetamine at a Texas checkpoint.
The drug bust occurred on November 13 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility located in Pharr, Texas.
Agents encountered a truck hauling a load of fresh broccoli from Mexico into the United States and referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection.
With help from non-intrusive imaging technology, officers found 330 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 581 pounds (263.5 kg) hidden within the trailer’s floor.
The street value of the drugs is estimated at $11,618,000.
CBP seized the truck, trailer, and suspected methamphetamine.
“Our officers working at the commercial facility in Pharr accomplished this discovery of methamphetamine through an effective use of all available tools and resources. These narcotics did not cross the border and will never inflict harm on our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The case remains under investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.