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NewsTrucking

Texas border agents seize $12M in drugs from tractor-trailers

Two busts net 1,318 pounds of meth and marijuana

In two recent incidents, border agents in South Texas uncovered attempts to use commercial trucks to move methamphetamine and marijuana across the United States-Mexico border.

The first occurred Friday at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers were inspecting a tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli from Mexico. CBP discovered 330 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 581 pounds hidden inside the trailer’s floor. 

The alleged drugs have a street value of $11.6 million.

Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge intercepted $11.6M in alleged methamphetamine Friday in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. (Photo: CBP)

CBP seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer. The case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

The second case happened Sunday at the U.S. Border Patrol Station checkpoint near Freer, Texas. Agents were inspecting a tractor-trailer when they discovered several taped bundles of marijuana weighing 737 pounds. The alleged marijuana has a street value of $589,000.

The case was turned over to special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, who took custody of the narcotics and seized the tractor-trailer. 

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers cross-border trade, logistics and supply chains for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact nmahoney@freightwaves.com

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