U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized a “mammoth” amount of illegal drugs at a Texas border crossing.
The drug seizure occurred on April 12 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
A CBP referred a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico hauling a shipment of strawberry purée for a secondary inspection.
With the help of non-intrusive inspection equipment, officers discovered 158 packages containing a total of nearly 1,761 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment.
Officials said that the street value of the seized drugs is $35.2 million.
CBP seized the suspected drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.
“This mammoth seizure of methamphetamine underscores the reality of the drug threat we face at the port of entry and the determination of our frontline officers to apply the latest inspections technology coupled with officer experience to keep our border secure,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
NOT SO SWEET: #CBP officers at #Laredo’s World Trade Bridge seize $35.2M in methamphetamine in a tractor trailer hauling strawberry purée. Investigation by @HSI_SanAntonio special agents remains ongoing. Read more here: https://t.co/auynPRWQVN pic.twitter.com/pkilZ0cFrx
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) April 22, 2022