$35.2 Million Worth of Meth Seized in Truck Carrying Strawberry Purée

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly found an estimated $35.2 million in meth located in a shipment that contained strawberry pureé.

A CBP officer who got assigned to the World Trade Bridge located in Laredo, Texas referred a tractor trailer coming from Mexico for another inspection. Upon inspection, 1,761 pounds of meth enclosed in 158 packages were discovered.

A statement from CBP South Texas said, “After conducting a thorough secondary examination, which included utilization of non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment, CBP officers discovered 158 packages containing a total of nearly 1,761 pounds (798.88 kg) of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment. The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of more than $35.2 million.”

Albert Flores, the Port Director for the Laredo Port of Entry, said, “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.” Take a look above.

Source: Complex.com

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