A tractor-trailer drossing the border in Texas recently was found to be carrying more than strawberry puree.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 1,7671. pounds of alleged methamphetamine during an inspection. The drugs were valued at more than $35.2 million.
On April 12, a CBP officer assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, saw a tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico hauling a shipment of strawberry puree and referred it for another examination, the agency said.
"After conducting a thorough secondary examination, which included utilization of non-intrusive inspection equipment, CBP officers discovered 158 packages containing a total of nearly 1,761 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment, according to a statement from the agency.
"This mammoth seizure of methamphetamine underscores the reality of the drug threat we face at the port of entry and the determination of our frontline officers to apply the latest inspections technology coupled with officer experience to keep our border secure," said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.