Nearly $2 million in meth hidden in carrot shipment at Texas border, officials say
PHARR, Texas — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized almost $2 million in alleged methamphetamine over the weekend, the department said.
The drugs — which are valued at $1,763,680 — were discovered Oct. 27 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility, investigators said. The product was found in a black 1995 Freightliner that was supposed to be carrying a commercial shipment of carrots, the department reported.
The alleged narcotics were individually packaged in 159 containers and weighed about 88 pounds, officers said.