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‘Largest seizure in port history’ — $11.9 million worth of meth seized from big rig in Texas

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Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized a record-setting amount of methamphetamine from a semi truck at the Del Rio Port of Entry in Texas.

“This is a massive seizure of methamphetamine, it is largest in the history of the port and it reflects the steadfast commitment of our officers to the CBP border security mission and their effective application of technology, training and experience,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry.

The drug seizure occurred on Monday, September 5, 2022, at the Del Rio International Bridge.

A CBP officer referred a 2016 Kenworth tractor hauling a shipment of diesel tank reservoir containers for a secondary inspection.

Using a canine unit and the port’s non-intrusive inspection system, officers uncovered 320 packages containing 1,337 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment. 

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $11.9 million, according to CBP.

CBP seized the drugs and handed the case over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for investigation.

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