Cocaine found in carrot shipment in Texas
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized $1.6 million worth of cocaine in a load of carrots that was entering at a Texas border crossing.
The commercial shipment was at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Sept. 26 and referred to a secondary inspection at the port’s cargo facility, according to a CBP news release. The tractor-trailer of fresh carrots from Mexico was searched using a non-intrusive imaging system.
Officers found 60 packages of cocaine weighing almost 212 pounds, and they seized the drugs and the tractor-trailer. The case remains under investigation by the Homeland Security Investigations, according to the release.