U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Pharr, Texas, seized more than $6 million worth of methamphetamine concealed in a shipment of fresh honeydew melons.
The April 12 seizure at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility included 304 pounds of the drug, valued at $6.09 million hidden in the trailer.
CPB officers signed to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility referred the commercial shipment for further inspection, according to a news release. Using non-intrusive imaging technology and other tools, officers discovered the methamphetamine.
“This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, said in the release.
The CBP seized the tractor-trailer, and the case is under investigation by Homeland Security Investigation agents.