U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered $4.3 million worth of methamphetamine recently in a tractor-trailer pulling new cucumber pickles, authorities said.
The drugs, which CBP South Texas depicted on Twitter as “astounding pickles,” were found on April 17 tucking away among the pickles in 114 plastic-wrapped bundles, authorities said.
The significant distance hauler contained 217 all out pounds of contraband.
Border agents at the Pharr International Bridge in Pharr, Texas, held onto the drugs and truck. The case stays being scrutinized, CBP said in an explanation.
“This significant amount of hard opiates won’t make its last objective in the United States,” said Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Director Carlos Rodriguez.
“This ban builds up our officers’ job in propelling CBP’s border security mission by keeping risky drugs from entering and contrarily affecting our communities.”