• $13M in meth hidden in frozen strawberries

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Customs and Border Protection officers made a major drug discovery hidden in a shipment of frozen strawberries. 

    The shipment came through the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Texas, CNN reported.

    A man who is a Mexican citizen told officials he was carrying a shipment of frozen strawberries from Mexico.

    When Customs officials searched the truck, using K-9 and non-intrusive imaging devices, they said they found 350 packages of methamphetamine or about 906 pounds of the drug, according to a press release


    The value of the meth was about $12.7 million, Customs officials said in a press release.

    Officials seized the truck and drugs and the man is in the custody of Homeland Security Investigations, CNN reported.

    The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge port of entry processes both commercial and passenger vehicles between Mexico and the U.S. on the southern tip of Texas and handles about 175,000 vehicles a month, according to the checkpoint’s official site.

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