$12 MILLION IN CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZED IN TEXAS
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge hit the drug-smuggling organizations hard this weekend with a substantial interception of hard narcotics, seizing $12,700,000 worth of methamphetamine in Pharr, Texas.
On Feb. 16, Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. Customs and Border Protection referred the shipment for further inspection and with the use of all available tools and resources, officers discovered 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. Customs and Border Protection seized 906 pounds of methamphetamine (411 kg) along with the tractor/trailer.
This seizure was accomplished with the utilization of non-intrusive imaging equipment along with assistance from Customs and Border Protection.
Customs and Border Protection arrested the man involved in the seizure and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.