U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized more than 1200 pounds of methamphetamine from a commercial shipment of produce at a Texas border crossing.
The drug seizure happened on October 14 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility located in Pharr, Texas.
CBP encountered a tractor trailer hauling a shipment of fresh jalapeños entering the U.S. from Mexico.
The vehicle was referred for additional inspection using a canine unit and non-intrusive imaging technology.
A physical inspection uncovered 9,426 packages which filled 72 buckets for a total weight of 1,205.48 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment of produce.
The drugs and tractor trailer were seized by CBP.
The case was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
“Our CBP officers continue to stop massive amounts of narcotics at our cargo facility, all while facilitating lawful trade entering the country,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.