Over a ton of meth recovered from US-bound semi truck

More than a ton of methamphetamine was discovered inside a US-bound semi truck in Texas recently. 

The discovery was announced on Tuesday, December 15th, was occurred the week prior. 

According to ABC 7, a semi truck driven by a 56-year-old Mexican citizen was attempting to enter the US from Mexico through the Ysleta Port of Entry’s Cargo Facility when it was selected by officers for a secondary screening. 

Upon further inspection, a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the possible presence of drugs inside of the tractor trailer, and an additional x-ray of the rig revealed further “anomalies” in the cargo. 

Officers then discovered 190 packages of meth weighing 2,500 pounds wrapped in plastic and stowed inside of light fixture boxes. 

The unnamed driver was not placed under arrest and the case remains under investigation.