PHARR, TX – Border patrol stopped a frozen strawberry truck as it crossed into Texas territory and had no idea what they would find. Currently, a man is in custody of The Customs and Border Protection teams. He harbored almost $13M of methamphetamine as well as frozen strawberries in his truck. The incident occurred on the morning of February 16, 2019.
Crossing the border from the United States to Mexico, the Customs and Border Protection Agency suspected something about the truck. They used both imaging equipment and trained dogs to discover the various packages of drugs. Among the fruit, the agency discovered 350 packages hidden within the truck. These 350 packages that Office of Field Operations found within the truck’s trailer contained over 906 pounds of meth.
The situation occurred along the Mexico and United States border at the Pharr-Reynosa International cargo facility. The haul was an incoming shipment to Texas. The driver claimed that the shipment was solely a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries. Soon after, the agency discovered that there was a lot more within this truck than produce. Then, officers took action.
After the agency discovered the packages of meth, the agency turned the agency over to Homeland Security investigators.
Director of the Customs and Border Patrol stated the importance of the capture for the U.S. Border Patrol. Such a capture proved that the patrol was astute. Within the United States, officials appraised the meth at $12,700,000. So, remember there is more than meets the eye.