U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 326 pounds of methamphetamine at an international cargo facility on the Texas-Mexico border.
CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on September 12 observed a tractor-trailer approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States. The driver, a 40-year-old Mexican male, declared the trailer contained a load of avocados, according to information obtained from CBP officials.
The CBP officer referred the driver to a secondary inspection area where other officers utilized non-intrusive imaging equipment (NII) to examine the cargo load. Officers also conducted a physical check of random pallets of avocados and discovered packages of drugs hidden inside the cargo area, officials reported.
During a physical search of the trailer, officers found 48 packages of methamphetamine. The 28 packages weighed approximately 326 pounds and had an estimated street value of more than $6.5 million. In addition, officers found one package