By Ariel Scotti / February 21, 2019

Nearly $13 Million of Meth Found by Border Agents in Strawberry Truck

Officers found about 906 pounds of the drug.

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906 pounds of meth was discovered in a strawberry truck over the weekend. (Getty Images)

Customs agents in Texas discovered nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in a truck delivering frozen strawberries this past weekend.

The special delivery was being transported by a Mexican man, according to the Dallas News. The 42-year-old was stopped while crossing the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Officers who inspected the fruit shipment found 906 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $12,700,000.

Port Director David Gonzalez called the seizure “an outstanding interception.”

“Our officers’ astute sense of awareness and tenacity is unparalleled and truly commendable,” he said in a statement.

The unidentified driver was arrested transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security.

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