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.