( Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection )

Border officials have discovered $1.8 million in methamphetamine in connection with a commercial truckload of tomatoes at a Pharr, Texas, port of entry.

The shipment of tomatoes arrived at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility Oct. 17, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release.

An officer referred the truck for further examination, and “discrepancies” were detected in a spare tire under the trailer when officers used a non-intrusive imaging system to check the vehicle and cargo.

Officers found 17 packages of methamphetamine weighing 88.3 pounds hidden in the tire.

The case is under investigation, according to the release.

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