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.
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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