$14 million worth of meth, cocaine seized at Texas border in two days

Racquel A. McKenzie

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More than $14 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine were discovered in three vehicles within a two-day span at the Port of entry in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas last week.

According to reports, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry in the Rio Grande Valley were inspecting vehicles at a border crossing in South Texas when they came across a commercial truck, a minivan, and a pickup truck which were ladened with the controlled substance.

It’s understood that the vehicles were shipped from Mexico.

This seizure came a day after Pharr International Bridge officers found $12 million worth of meth concealed in a commercial truck that had claimed to be transporting charcoal on Wednesday, November 16.

The 1,337 pounds of meth were wrapped in more than 1,500 packages.

Meanwhile, Port Director Carlos Rodriguez outlined in a statement that the seizure of these controlled substances is a grim representation of the threat faced by federal agents to curb the trafficking of drugs in the United States and other borders.

The Director, however, noted that the agency will not be daunted but will strengthen its efforts to quell drug trafficking.

“These three significant methamphetamine and cocaine seizures in both the cargo and the passenger vehicle environment underscore the severity of the hard narcotics threat we face every day and the grit and determination of our frontline officers to stop these loads in their tracks before they can enter the U.S. and poison our communities,” he noted.

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