Texas customs officers seize over $4.3 million worth of meth

U.S. Customs and Border Protection field agents made the seizure Monday at the World Trade Bridge, according to a news release from the agency. The bridge connects the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande.

An officer sent a tractor-trailer carrying water-based rubber for further inspection – which led to the discovery of five buckets containing approximately 216 pounds of methamphetamine worth $4,321,897, the report says. communicated.

“This drug seizure illustrates our continued efforts to combat the mass production of hard narcotics and attempts to smuggle them through the southern border,” said Alberto Flores, port of entry manager for Laredo, according to the communicated.

Customs and Border Protection agents have seized a total of 133,000 pounds of methamphetamine nationwide so far this fiscal year beginning in October, according to the agency’s website.

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