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Federal officers seize over 1,000 pounds of drugs in Del Rio

Officers were inspecting a tractor-trailer when, with the help of a K-9, they discovered 320 packages of methamphetamine.
Credit: CBP South Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) say they seized their largest-ever amount of methamphetamine at the Del Rio Port of Entry when they discovered $11.9 million worth of drugs on Monday.

CBP officers were inspecting a tractor-trailer when they, along with a K-9, uncovered 320 packages of methamphetamine, amounting to more than 1,337 pounds. 

“This is a massive seizure of methamphetamine," Port Director Liliana Flores is quoted as saying in a news release. "It reflects the steadfast commitment of our officers to the CBP border security mission and their effective application of technology, training and experience."

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are now investigating the seizure, officials said.

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