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CBP Field Operations Seizes $17 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
August 20, 2020

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility has once again hit it big with another sizeable load of alleged methamphetamine seized in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico.

“Our officers’ continued resolve and dedication to the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our borders has once again been demonstrated through this outstanding interception of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Packages containing 887 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.
Packages containing 887 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

On Aug. 19, 2020, a CBP officer assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility referred a tractor/trailer arriving from Mexico for further inspection. Utilizing all available tools and resources, including non-intrusive imaging (NII) technology, officers conducting the secondary examination discovered 875 packages of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the trailer’s roof. The total weight of this load of narcotics is 887.36 pounds (402.5 kg) and it is valued at $17,747,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021