A methamphetamine collection estimated at more than $ 12 million was discovered in Texas over the weekend, officials from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Tuesday.
The agency's field operations office (OFO), based on Pharr's international bridge, seized drugs on Saturday, CBP said in a press release.
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The situation was installed at the loading facility of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge when CBP agents crossed the path of a 42-year-old Mexican citizen, who had "a commercial consignment." frozen strawberries "from Mexico, said the agency.
"The CBP returned the shipment for a new inspection and, with the use of all the tools and resources available, the agents discovered 350 packages of suspected methamphetamine hidden in the trailer," the press release said. . "CBP OFO seized 906 pounds of methamphetamine with the tractor / trailer."
The drugs were valued at $ 12,700,000, officials said.
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The man was arrested and transferred to the custody of the Homeland Security Investigation Officers, CBP said.
The port's director, David Gonzalez, of the Hidalgo / Pharr / Anzalduas port of entry, hailed the drug seizure as "an exceptional interception".