CBP: Officers discover $18M worth of meth hidden in shipment of carrots

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers last Friday discovered $18.5 million worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden in a commercial shipment of carrots, according to a CBP news release.

CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility referred a tractor-trailer pulling a shipment of fresh carrots for secondary inspection examination, which resulted in the discovery of 384 packages of methamphetamine. The total weight of the drugs is 939.5 pounds, according to the news release.

The drugs were seized and the case remains under investigation, the release states.