U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents recently seized more than 800 pounds of methamphetamine from a tractor trailer at a Texas border crossing.
The drug seizure occurred on March 24, 2023, at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility located in Pharr, Texas.
CBP officers encountered a tractor trailer hauling a shipment of charcoal that was entering the U.S. from Mexico.
The truck was referred for screening by a non-intrusive imaging system and a canine unit.
When officers physically inspected the vehicle, they discovered 362 packages weighing a total of 833.34 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the tractor trailer.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $7,400,000.
The drugs, tractor, and trailer were seized by CBP.
The case was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations for criminal investigation.
“This massive amount of methamphetamine was intercepted thanks to our CBP officers who used all of our available tools and resources to stop this smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
This Charcoal Is a Non-Starter: @DFOLaredo @CBP officers at Pharr, #Texas International Bridge seize $7.4M in methamphetamine hidden within a charcoal shipment. @HSI_SanAntonio is investigating. Read more: https://t.co/rNUqh2LMvu pic.twitter.com/r8XD3BXHzY
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) March 28, 2023