PHARR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Customs and Border Protection agents in Texas intercepted over $12 million worth of methamphetamine inside a truck carrying frozen strawberries that crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.
The agency on Tuesday said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility used imaging equipment and dogs to inspect the truck on Feb. 16.
Officers discovered 350 packages concealed within the trailer and seized 906 pounds of meth.
The 42-year-old Mexican citizen who was driving the truck was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security agents.
“This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our officers’ astute sense of awareness and tenacity is unparalleled and truly commendable.”
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