Listen Live

LAREDO, Texas – Customs officers in southern Texas seized more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine that had a street value of more than $4.3 million, authorities said.

>> Read more trending news

According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo referred a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer for a secondary inspection on Monday. The truck was hauling a shipment of water-based rubber, the CBP said.

After a canine and non-intrusive inspection, agents discovered five containers with a total of 216.09 pounds of methamphetamine, the agency stated in its release.

The narcotics had an estimated street value of $4,321,897.

Customs agents seized the drugs, and the case is being investigated by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

“This drug bust exemplifies our ongoing efforts to fight against mass production of hard narcotics and attempts to smuggle them through the southern border,” Alberto Flores, the Laredo port director, said in a statement.