PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $1,800,000 worth of methamphetamine in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico.
“Our officers’ outstanding ability to work as a team along with great utilization of all available tools and resources resulted in the detection of these hard narcotics which won’t make their final destination within the U.S.,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On Oct. 17, 2019, a commercial truck transporting fresh tomatoes arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further examination, which included a non-intrusive imaging (NII) system inspection and discrepancies were observed within a spare tire under the trailer. Further inspection resulted in officers discovering 17 packages weighing 88.3 pounds (40.05 kg) of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the tire.
The case remains under investigation.
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