Officers seized methamphetamine with a value of almost $20 million at the Pharr, Texas, port of entry Aug. 7. ( Courtesy Customs and Border Protection )

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped a load of fresh produce crossing into the U.S. at Pharr, Texas, and found almost $20 million in methamphetamine — bringing the total seizures of the drug at that port to more than $70 million in recent weeks.

According to the agency, officers have stopped these shipments at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge with methamphetamine:

  • $3.7 million in a load of fresh produce on July 6;
  • $30.5 million in a load of onions on July 9; and
  • $16.1 million in a loaf of broccoli on Aug. 3

The recent bust was on Aug. 7, when $19.8 million in methamphetamine was found in the load of “fresh produce” after officers referred the tractor-trailer to a secondary inspection at the port’s cargo facility, according to a news release. The agency did not report what specific produce was in the trailer.

Officers found 521 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 992 pounds hidden in the trailer’s floor.

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