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.READ MORE: Texas Bill On Increased Police Accountability In Honor Of Botham Jean Signed Into Law
Officers discovered 350 packages concealed within the trailer and seized 906 pounds of meth.READ MORE: Feud Between 2 Groups Of Teens Led To Deadly Mass Shooting In Austin, Police Say
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.”MORE NEWS: North Texas Officer Helps Wrangle Snake From Inside Man's Car At Shopping Center
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