Customs and Border Production officers in Pharr, Texas, intercepted a commercial load of Mexican onions with $30.5 million worth of methamphetamine in the trailer.
The truck was crossing the Pharr International Bridge on July 9 when officers referred the tractor-trailer to a secondary inspection with non-intrusive imaging technology. During the inspection, officers discovered 221 packages of the alleged drug, weighing 1,527 pounds, according to a news release.
Officers seized the tractor-trailer and the narcotics and arrested the 35 year-old from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon.
“This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing these harmful narcotics will most definitely help keep our communities safer,” Carlos Rodriguez, director of the Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas, said in the release.