Record bust nets $11.9 million of meth at Texas border crossing

Updated Sep 13, 2022
Packages of meth sezied in Texas

In the largest methamphetamine seizure in port history, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at Del Rio, Texas Port of Entry seized methamphetamine valued at $11.9 million within a tractor-trailer.

“This is a massive seizure of methamphetamine, it is largest in the history of the port and it reflects the steadfast commitment of our officers to the CBP border security mission and their effective application of technology, training, and experience,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Del Rio International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of diesel tank reservoir containers for a secondary inspection, according to a statement from the CBP.

The tractor-trailer was referred for a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, resulting in the discovery of 320 packages containing 1,337 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment.

CBP seized the narcotics. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the seizure.