$30 MILLION WORTH OF METHAMPHETAMINE HID IN COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ONIONS
A huge amount of methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 was being smuggled in a commercial tractor trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico.
On July 9, 2020, a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas driving a tractor trailer truck that contained a commercial shipment of fresh onions. A U.S. Customs officer referred the shipment for further inspection which included the utilization of non-intrusive imaging technology.
After physically inspecting the entire conveyance, officers discovered 221 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 1,527.20 pounds concealed within the roof of the trailer.
Officers seized the narcotics, the truck, and arrested the driver.