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‘Record-breaking seizure’: Agents confiscate over 6 tons of meth at US-Mexico border

Border Patrol agent Eric Mendoza speaks to the driver of a tractor-trailer passing through the Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas.
Border Patrol agent Eric Mendoza speaks to the driver of a tractor-trailer passing through the Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas.
(AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)

(CNN) – It’s believed to be a record-breaking meth bust at the border.

The United States Customs and Border Protection says officers seized 6.5 tons of methamphetamine valued at $117 million in a single enforcement action on Sunday.

The agency says it’s the largest meth seizure recorded at a port of entry.

The seizure happened at the Camino Real International Bridge between Mexico and Texas.

A Customs Border and Protection field operations officer referred a tractor-trailer for a secondary inspection.

The rig’s manifest was for piglet drying agents.

A spokesman for Homeland Security Investigations says the seizure kept the drugs from making it to Houston, saving an untold number of lives.