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Texas border officials seize record meth haul at port of entry

Customs and Border Protection officers seized a historic amount of methamphetamine at the Texas border, making it the largest drug bust at a port of entry in U.S. history.

How it happened: On February 18, at the Camino Real International Bridge in Eagle Pass, a truck carrying a load marked as "drying agent for piglets" was selected for a secondary screening.

The discovery: Aided by a canine unit and high-tech inspection equipment, officials found 13,101 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117.1 million.

  • Both CBP and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teams were involved in the operation.
  • HSI Houston's Special Agent in Charge highlighted the collaborative effort that prevented these drugs from reaching communities.

Impact on the community: Director, Field Operations Donald Kusser, emphasized the daily challenge CBP officers face against narcotics threats and praised the officers' commitment to securing the border while supporting legal traffic.

Next steps: HSI is leading the ongoing investigation into this record seizure.

Homeland Security Investigations is directing the probe into the significant narcotics discovery, with a focus on combating the drug trafficking organizations profiting at the expense of afflicted communities.

The seized methamphetamine's street value is deemed substantial enough to have had a considerable impact on regional public health and safety had it reached its intended destination.

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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

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