U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that its officers have seized nearly 895 pounds of meth and other drugs hidden in a fresh broccoli shipment at the U.S. Mexico border.
On February 16, the officers intercepted a trailer-tractor at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility after it had been referred for further examination. The trailer was hauling a commercial shipment of broccoli.
When non-intrusive imaging equipment was used, the “significant” amount of hard drugs was discovered. Officers removed 432 packages of meth, heroin, cocaine, and weed estimated at $18,418,500.
“Our officers’ ability to maintain an excellent enforcement posture while keeping trade flowing and uninterrupted is one of our main priorities,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said.