TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized several hundred pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine last week worth over $14.4 million.
Authorities said the drugs were seized in three separate incidents with the largest occurring on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Pharr International Bridge near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
Authorities said a CBP officer referred a tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of charcoal for secondary inspection.
During a canine and non-intrusive inspection system examination, CBP officers uncovered 1,543 bundles containing 1,337 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the shipment.
The narcotics had a street value of $11,952,902.