$550,000 in meth seized in strawberry load

Brisbane has fabulous produce, befitting the sub-tropical climate.

pick-your-own-strawberriesStrawberries were going for $0.50 a pint this week, and excellent quality.

Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge seized an estimated $550,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden a commercial load of fresh strawberries.

On Feb. 27, CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 39-year-old man from Reynosa, Mexico, driving a tractor/trailer carrying a commercial shipment of fresh strawberries, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

After referring the truck for secondary inspection, officers discovered and seized two packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing about 28 pounds and seized the Freightliner tractor as well, the release said.