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CBO Officers Seize Nearly $308,000 in Methamphetamine at Hidalgo Ports

Release Date: 
December 6, 2011

Hidalgo, TX. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo port of entry intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics valued at approximately $307,500 hidden within a Chevrolet Cavalier.

Meth packages seized by Hidalgo CBP officers.

On Monday, Dec. 5, CBP officers working primary at the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a gray 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by a woman. The CBP officer's primary examination resulted in the vehicle and its driver, identified as a 31-year-old citizen of Mexico who resides in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico being referred to CBP secondary for further examination. While in secondary, CBP officers discovered hidden packages within the Cavalier. CBP officers removed a total of nine packages from the vehicle with a combined total weight of 9.28 kilograms (20.5 pounds) of alleged methamphetamine.

The alleged methamphetamine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $307,500. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

"Hidalgo's CBP officers stop another load of dangerous narcotics from entering the country. I commend our officers for an outstanding job with this arrest and the seizure of these harmful narcotics," said Efrain Solis, port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017