BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers on the Veterans Worldwide Bridge intercepted a load of methamphetamine, hidden inside a 1997 Freightliner truck.
“This substantial seizure illustrates the significance of remaining vigilant and our CBP officers used their expertise and enforcement instruments obtainable in conserving these harmful narcotics from getting into our nation,” stated Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.
The seizure befell on Friday, Oct. 22, on the Veterans Worldwide Bridge when a 60-year-old male Mexican citizen utilized for entry into the US driving the truck. CBP officers found 62 buckets which contained a complete of two,444.92 kilos of methamphetamine.
The estimated road worth of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $48,898,072.
CBP officers seized the narcotics together with the automobile, arrested the motive force and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Safety Investigations particular brokers for additional investigation.