By Steve Neavling
CBP officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine disguised as candy and hidden in canned food near the border with Mexico.
During an inspection of a vehicle at the Hidalgo International Bridge, officers found 110 packages of candy wrappers containing 13.4 pounds of crystal meth. Officers also found 12 containers of canned foods stuffed with 89 pounds of liquid methamphetamine.
The drugs are valued at $919,000 on the street.
“These harmful narcotics will not make it to American streets thanks to our CBP officers who used their intuition and all our available tools and resources to stop this smuggling attempt,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, of the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, said in a news release Friday.