Meth worth over $4.3 million found in Texas pickle shipment, border agents say

PHARR, Texas — Border agents intercepted more than $4.3 million in suspected methamphetamine being smuggled in a fresh produce shipment from Mexico on Saturday.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Texas seized the illegal narcotics from a tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh cucumber pickles, the agency confirmed in a news release Wednesday.

Authorities found 114 packages of meth that weighed around 217 pounds concealed within the trailer, KTVT reported.

The vehicle was also seized, and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the agency stated.