Border agents find $4.3 MILLION worth of meth in pickle shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Texas recently uncovered a massive amount of methamphetamine in a commercial produce shipment.

The drugs were found on April 17 at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas.

CBP officers referred a truck hauling a commercial shipment of “fresh cucumber pickles” for a secondary inspection.

Through the use of non-intrusive imaging technology, officers uncovered 114 packages of suspected methamphetamine weighing 217 pounds concealed within the trailer.

The estimated value of the seized drugs is $4,343,000.

CBP seized the truck, trailer, and drugs.

“This substantial quantity of hard narcotics will not make its final destination in the United States,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “This interdiction reinforces our officers’ role in advancing CBP’s border security mission by preventing dangerous drugs from entering and negatively impacting our communities.”

The incident is under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.