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.