CBP agents bust record $37million meth shipment hidden in a cargo of fresh tomatoes

Border Patrol agents bust record £37million meth shipment hidden in a load of fresh tomatoes aboard a tractor trailer at Mexico-Texas border crossing

  • CBP confiscated a methamphetamine shipment worth £37 million in Texas
  • The bust took place Wednesday at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge when a K-9 and scanner detected the load of drugs hidden within a cargo of tomatoes
  • Agents at the Laredo Port of Entry seized 1,847 pounds of meth and the truck 

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection sniffer dog helped Border Patrol agents discover the largest ever shipment of methamphetamine at the Mexico-Texas border, the agency announced Thursday.

The shocking discovery was made Wednesday when south Texas agents at the  Colombia-Solidarity Bridge checked a tractor trailer at the Laredo Port of Entry.

CBP said its agents from the station's cargo facility employed a K-9 and used a scanner to check the truck, which was carrying a shipment of fresh tomatoes.

CBP agents confiscated 1,847 pounds of meth that were shipped from Mexico on a truck on Wednesday.

The bust is a Texas port of entries record.

The drugs have an estimated street value of £36,957,914 

CBP agents bust record $37million meth shipment hidden in a cargo of fresh tomatoes

Border Patrol officers found 1,847 pounds of meth split into 654 packages that were mixed with tomatoes inside a tractor trailer that was stopped Wednesday at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge (pictured) in Laredo, Texas

Border Patrol officers found 1,847 pounds of meth split into 654 packages that were mixed with the fruit cargo inside the 2007 Freightliner.

The drugs, CBP said, has an estimated street value of £36,957,914. 

'Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry have heightened their enforcement strategy when targeting these high-risk commodities, successfully disrupting the flow of deadly narcotics from entering our country.' said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. 

'This record-breaking drug bust was an exceptional operation that highlights CBP's commitment in confronting the drug abuse epidemic.' 

CBP has not yet responded to DailyMail.com questions on whether anyone was arrested along with the massive drug seizure.  

The historic bust comes a week after CBP agents confiscated a record-setting £12.4million massive shipment of meth at the Arizona port of entries.

The agency said a total of 690 pounds of the deadly, addictive drug was ferried from Mexico aboard a tractor trailer driven by a 34-year-old Mexican man.

 

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