Last Wednesday, authorities seized half a ton of methamphetamine and nearly 10 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were hidden in a shipment of fresh bell peppers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge encountered a commercial shipment of fresh bell peppers arriving from Mexico. Upon further inspection, officers discovered 364 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 1,005 pounds and they also discovered four packages of cocaine weighing 9.92 pounds concealed in the commercial trailer.
Authorities said the estimated value of the narcotics is $14,152,000.
News4sanantonio.com quoted Port Director David Gonzalez as saying: “This was truly an outstanding interception of hard narcotics that our CBP officers effected yesterday at the cargo facility. A seizure of this magnitude is a positive enforcement action against drug smuggling organizations, one that will certainly make a difference in our fight against drugs.”