PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $348,160 worth of alleged cocaine within the Chrysler sedan he was driving.
“Our frontline officers continue to lead the charge in CBP’s effort towards keeping dangerous drugs out of our streets and ultimately from reaching and impacting our youth,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On April 10, a 23-year-old male Mexican citizen from Reynosa arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge driving a white 2007 Chrysler Sebring. After presenting his Mexican border crossing card, a CBP officer referred him and the vehicle for a secondary inspection and it was there that officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the Sebring. CBP OFO removed and seized 18 packages of alleged cocaine weighing approximately 45.15 pounds and seized the Chrysler as well.
CBP OFO arrested the man from Reynosa and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
CBP’s Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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.