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$8.4 million worth of meth seized from truckload of celery, broccoli, & cauliflower

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized $8.4 million worth of meth from a commercial shipment of vegetables.

The drug seizure took place on Tuesday, March 12 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

A 2021 Volvo tractor and trailer approached the facility with a shipment manifested as celery, broccoli, and cauliflower.

The Volvo was referred for a secondary inspection.

CBP used a canine and non-intrusive inspection system on the shipment and discovered 923 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden in the load of vegetables.

CBP seized the drugs and handed over the investigation to Homeland Security Investigations.

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $8,493,968.

“Optimal targeting efforts were keen in foiling this drug smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP personnel are persistent in protecting our Nation against dangerous and prohibited narcotics that pose a threat to our communities.”

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