Border Patrol makes record-breaking meth bust in Del Rio

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials recorded the largest meth seizure in the history of a southern border port when they seized nearly $12 million worth of drugs earlier this month.

The record-breaking bust at the Del Rio Port of Entry — valued at $11.9 million — was found in a semi-trailer truck containing a staggering 320 packages containing 1,337 pounds of suspected meth, the agency said in a press release on Wednesday.

The Sept. 5 discovery at the Del Rio International Bridge came as the articulated lorry — which was carrying a load of diesel tank reservoir containers — underwent a second inspection, the agency said. A non-intrusive inspection using dogs was carried out, which led to the arrest.

Port Director Liliana Flores said the seizure “reflects our officers’ unwavering commitment to the CBP Border Security Mission and their effective use of technology, training and experience.”

Further information was not released while the Department of Homeland Security investigated.

US Customs and Border Protection officers guard the entrance to the Del Rio International Bridge.
US Customs and Border Protection officers seized drugs worth a record $12 million earlier this month.
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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry seized $11.9 million worth of methamphetamine in a semi-truck.
The semi-truck had 320 packages containing 1,337 pounds of alleged meth inside.
US Customs and Border Protection

The bust comes amid sharp criticism from Texas sheriffs of President Biden’s border policy, with a lawyer telling the Post that thousands of pounds of fentanyl pouring into the US are causing “frankly a tsunami of death.”

The border has been an ongoing issue for the Biden administration. Last month, the Border Agency announced that the number of migrants detained trying to enter the United States has already surpassed last year’s record – and would surpass 2 million for the first time in the fiscal year ending September.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/11/border-patrol-makes-record-breaking-meth-bust-at-del-rio/ Border Patrol makes record-breaking meth bust in Del Rio

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