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Officers seize nearly $19 million worth of meth at Texas border crossing


Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a massive amount of illegal drugs from a tractor trailer arriving into the U.S. from Mexico.

The drug seizure occurred on February 15, 2022, at the Pharr International Bridges Cargo Facility located in Pharr, Texas.

Offices with CBP encountered a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico and referred the vehicle for a secondary inspection using a non-intrusive imaging system and canine units.

Following a physical inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered 1,348.83 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer.

The value of the seized drugs is estimated at $18,800,000.

CBP seized the tractor trailer and the methamphetamine.

The incident is under investigation by  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

“This massive methamphetamine smuggling attempt was stopped, thanks to our vigilant officers who continue to work as a team and use all available tools and resources to their full potential,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.


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