Federal agents recently intercepted a massive quantity of methamphetamine from a commercial vehicle crossing from Mexico into Texas.
The drug seizure occurred on July 9, 2020, at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas, according to a July 13 news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Authorities say that they observed a 35 year old Mexican truck driver attempting to transport a load of fresh onions throughout the cargo facility and referred him for a secondary inspection.
Using non-intrusive imaging technology and physical inspection of the trailer, agents discovered 221 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing more than 1,527 pounds concealed within the roof of the trailer.
The estimated street value of the drugs is $30,556,000.
CBP seized the suspected methamphetamine, the truck, and the trailer. The truck driver was placed under arrest.
This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing these harmful narcotics will most definitely help keep our communities safer,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.