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CBP: $11.9M in methamphetamine seized at Del Rio Port of Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is the largest methamphetamine seizure in port history.
Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

DEL RIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Del Rio Port of Entry seized methamphetamine valued at $11.9 million within a tractor trailer, in what CBP says is the largest methamphetamine seizure in port history.

“This is a massive seizure of methamphetamine, it is largest in the history of the port and it reflects the steadfast commitment of our officers to the CBP border security mission and their effective application of technology, training and experience,” Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry, said in a CBP release.

The seizure happened Monday, Sept. 5, at the Del Rio International Bridge when a CBP officer sent a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of diesel tank reservoir containers for a secondary inspection.

The tractor-trailer was referred for a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, resulting in the discovery of 320 packages with 1,337 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the shipment. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $11.9 million.

CBP seized the narcotics. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the seizure.

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