CBP seizing $1.8 million in methamphetamine


PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovering $1,800,000 worth of methamphetamine in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico.

On Thursday a commercial truck transporting fresh tomatoes arrived at the cargo facility. A CBP officer referred the shipment for further examination, which included a non-intrusive imaging system inspection. Inconsistencies were observed within a spare tire under the trailer. The inspection resulted in officers discovering 17 packages weighing 88.3 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the tire.

The case remains under investigation.

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