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$6 million shipment of meth and melons — mostly meth

U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $6.1 million worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons.meth

CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility referred a commercial shipment of honeydew melons for further inspection.  Utilizing non-intrusive imaging technology along with all available tools and resources, officers discovered 304 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP OFO stored the narcotics in 12 plastic buckets due to it being introduced in bulk form.

“This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “This demonstrates CBP Field Operations’ continued steadfast commitment in the fight against drugs.”

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigation agents.