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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Seizes $6.5 Million in Hard Narcotics in Commercial Shipment

Release Date: 
June 16, 2021

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a load of mixed hard narcotics containing alleged cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin worth $6,582,600 in a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico.

“This seizure was accomplished due to great all around teamwork, beginning with analytical research, use of technology and the endless commitment to the border security mission of keeping dangerous drugs from continuing their trek into our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Packages containing 203 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.
Packages containing 203 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr
International Bridge.

On June 14, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of floor tile and a non-intrusive imaging (NII) inspection allowed the officers to discover packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the shipment. Officers removed 162 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 203 pounds (92 kg), 40 packages of alleged heroin weighing 47.39 pounds (21.4 kg) and 31 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 78 pounds (35.5 kg). Officers also discovered over 5,100 assorted pills of alleged fentanyl, oxycodone and methamphetamine.

CBP OFO seized all the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Last modified: 
June 16, 2021