Hidden in produce

US: One million dollars worth of narcotics seized at Pharr International Bridge

This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility arrested a man from Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas after discovering $953,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine in the commercial truck he was driving.

On November 19, a Mexican truck driver with a commercial shipment of fresh produce arrived from Mexico. The shipment was selected for further inspection and officers discovered 10 packages of methamphetamine and five packages of cocaine. The methamphetamine weighed 43 pounds valued at $859,500 and the cocaine weighed 12.13 pounds with a street value of $93,500.

According to an article on kveo.com, the CBP seized the narcotics, the truck and arrested the driver who was then turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.


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