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More than $18M in meth found in single tractor trailer 


More than $18 million worth of methamphetamines were discovered inside of a semi truck at the border over the weekend. 

The discovery was made on the World Trade Bridge connecting Laredo, Texas to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico on Saturday, May 7th. 

According to KSAT News, a 2013 International semi truck was hauling stainless steel scrap metal into the US when it was inspected by Border Patrol agents. A K9 officer and imaging system were used to reveal 912.82 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden inside of the trailer. 

The 33-year-old Mexican truck driver was promptly arrested, but his identity and the charges against him have not been released. 

The estimated street value of the drugs in question amount to approximately  $18,253,206.


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