( Courtesy Customs and Border Protection )

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.

 
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