( U.S. Customs and Border Protection )

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted $12.7 million in methamphetamine in a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries.

The narcotics were discovered in a truck crossing the Pharr International Bridge, according to a news release.

“This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend,” port director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, said in the release. “Our officers’ astute sense of awareness and tenacity is unparalleled and truly commendable.”

On Feb. 16, the release said CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. CBP referred the shipment for further inspection and discovered 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer, according to the release.

 
Comments
Submitted by green grief on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:45

I guess you can say those strawberries were... Iced

Submitted by Alice on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:22

And there are still people concerned about safeguarding our borders?? Put this in the FRONT PAGE HEADLINES

Submitted by R.Brown on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:31

When we have a wall, it will free up more agents to work at stopping more of this evil that is helping kill our county's young people. Would not a wall be worth it if it stopped someone you love from addiction or death.

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