$4.7M in alleged methamphetamine seized from pickup truck at Pharr bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers seized approximately $4.7 million in alleged methamphetamine from a pickup truck Friday at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to an agency news release.

Officers with CBP’s Office of Field Operations made the discovery inside a white 2007 Chevrolet 2500 during a non-intrusive imaging inspection while at the bridge’s cargo facility, the release read.

Specifically, a total of eight plastic buckets were filled with the bulk substance extracted, or active ingredient, weighing more than 234 pounds.

The alleged methamphetamine and the truck were seized, and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.

CBP officers a week earlier had seized a load worth over $18 million, according to CBP.