PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted alleged liquid methamphetamine worth $3,108,000 concealed within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico with merchandise.
“This was an outstanding interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished utilizing all available tools and resources,” said Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director, Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas. “Our officers’ resourcefulness and thoroughness in conducting their enforcement examinations counter schemes utilized by drug-smuggling organizations.”
CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on June 19, 2020 referred a truck with a commercial shipment of automotive parts arriving from Mexico for further inspection. Officers conducting the secondary inspection conducted a thorough examination which ultimately resulted in the discovery of 155.5 pounds (70.5 kgs) of alleged liquid methamphetamine concealed within the truck’s fuel tanks.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the shipment and subsequently the case was turned over to agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who continue with the 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.