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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $12 million worth of methamphetamine at the Del Rio Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas.
The bust, which took place last week, was the largest meth seizure in the history of the border port.
Officers discovered 320 packages containing 1,337 pounds of methamphetamine inside a tractor-trailer on September 5. The drugs have an estimated street value of $11.9 million, CBP said in a news release.
“It’s a massive meth seizure, it’s [the] the largest in the Port’s history and it reflects our officers’ unwavering commitment to CBP’s border security mission and their effective application of technology, training and experience,” said the director. of the port, Liliana Flores, in the press release.
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The seizure at the Del Rio International Bridge occurred after an officer opted for a secondary search of the tractor-trailer carrying a cargo of diesel fuel tanks.
A review of the canine and non-intrusive inspection system was conducted, leading to the discovery of the drug, the agency said.
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the narcotics seizure, CBP said.