Massive; Record U.S. Drug Bust at Texas Border

A record bust for the entire nation in Eagle Pass, Texas last Sunday – tons of meth, seized in a trailer.

Customs and Border Protection announcing it’s largest bust ever of methamphetimine, at 6 and a half tons in Eagle Pass on Sunday. CBP values the meth at more than $117 million. Federal officials say the bust came after a trailer declaring a drying agent for piglets was sent to secondary inspection at the Camino Real International Bridge.

Methamphetimine is classified as a schedule II controlled substance, because of it’s large potential for dependency and recreational abuse. The bust, it says, prevented an “untold number of lives” from destruction, according to Homeland Security Investigations Houston Special Agent in Charge Mark Dawson.

So far, officials are not sharing any investigative information regarding the bust. The Camino Real International Bridge crosses the Rio Grande and connects the United States and Mexico.