Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge - Texas

US officers find over $18 mln worth of methamphetamine in carrot shipment

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized $18.5 million worth of methamphetamine at a port-of-entry. It happened Friday at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. The drugs were discovered by a K-9 officer in a tractor-trailer transporting a shipment of carrots.

 “This is truly a huge, notable interception of hard narcotics accomplished by our frontline officers in the cargo environment,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Port of Hidalgo-Pharr-Anzalduas. “Our officers’ mindset and dedication is genuinely apparent as evidenced by this outstanding seizure.”

Packages containing 929.5 pounds of methamphetamine were hidden in a shipment of fresh carrots

CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on May 17, 2019 referred a tractor/trailer pulling a commercial shipment of fresh carrots for further inspection. A secondary examination, which included the utilization of (non-intrusive imaging equipment), a (canine team) together with hands-on work resulted in the discovery of 384 packages of alleged methamphetamine discovered within the trailer. The total weight of the drugs is 929.5 pounds (421.5 kg).

As reported by, the CBP seized the methamphetamine, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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