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Trucker busted hauling $12.7 million worth of meth into U.S. from Mexico

Updated Mar 12, 2019
Packages containing 906 pounds of methamphetamine were seized from a tractor-trailer by CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. (CBP photo)Packages containing 906 pounds of methamphetamine were seized from a tractor-trailer by CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. (CBP photo)

More than 900 pounds of methamphetamine was seized from a load of frozen strawberries in a tractor-trailer at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge near Pharr, Texas, on Feb. 16.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the seized meth was worth approximately $12.7 million.

CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility arrested a 42-year-old Mexican citizen bringing the strawberries from Mexico into the U.S. Officers referred the truck for further inspection by canines and non-intrusive imaging and found 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed in the load.

The unidentified trucker was arrested and released into Homeland Security custody for further investigation.

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