The Customs and Border Protection seized methamphetamine and heroin in a load of fresh produce in Pharr, Texas, recently. ( Courtesy Customs and Border Protection )

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at a border crossing at Pharr, Texas, seized almost $2.4 million worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin in a commercial shipment of fresh produce.

The tractor-trailer arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility Sept. 16, according to a news release. The release did not identify what fresh produce was in the shipment. 

The truck was referred to a secondary inspection involving a canine team, which led officers to what they suspect was methamphetamine (162 packages weighing almost 86 pounds) and heroin (30 packages weighing 16 pounds).

The Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the facility seized the tractor-trailer and shipment and the case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations, according to the release.

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