HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man from Georgia after discovering $2,131,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the Ford pickup he was driving.
“Our officers have once again demonstrated their resiliency and dedication towards the effort of helping to keep dangerous drugs from crossing the Mexico-U.S. border and making their way into our streets and communities,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry.
This interception occurred on April 25, at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge after CBP officers came in contact with a 38-year-old male legal permanent resident from Doraville, Georgia. An officer referred him and his white 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck for further inspection and with the use of all available tools and resources, including a canine team (K9), officer discovered a compressed package of alleged methamphetamine weighing approximately 106.5 pounds hidden within the Ford pickup.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the vehicle and arrested the man from Georgia who was then released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
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.