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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of methamphetamine hidden within a 1997 Freightliner truck on October 22, 2021. The incident occurred in Brownsville, Texas.


A 60-year-old male Mexican citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a Freightliner truck. The truck was referred to secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. 

In secondary, officers discovered 62 buckets which contained a total of 2,444.92 pounds of methamphetamine.

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The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $48,898,072.

Officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.