CBP agents seize $3.5 million in meth in broccoli shipment

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics hidden within a trailer.

The packages of alleged methamphetamine weighed 112.44 lbs.

PHARR, TX (KVEO) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,598,000, in a commercial shipment of fresh produce.

The seizure occurred on Friday afternoon, March 14, 2014 after a red 2001 Freightliner tractor pulling a white 1996 Utility refrigerated trailer arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility with a manifested commercial shipment of fresh broccoli. A CBP officer referred the conveyance to the vehicle non-intrusive imaging system followed by a secondary, more intensive inspection.

During the course of the examination, officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the trailer. CBP-OFO extracted 46 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing approximately 112.44 lbs.

CBP-OFO seized the tractor/trailer along with the commodity.

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