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CBP Field Operations Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Nearly $2 Million at Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
May 9, 2019

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge detected and seized $1,850,000 worth of methamphetamine that was discovered in a vehicle arriving from Mexico.

“Our officers’ outstanding tenacity and perseverance was once again demonstrated with this great interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry. ”Working as a team and utilizing all available tools and resources enables our officers to succeed in this battle.”

Packages containing 92.51 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge
Packages containing 92.51 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at
Hidalgo International Bridge.

 CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on May 7 referred a 20-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and the silver Nissan Juke he was driving for further inspection. During the secondary inspection, which included the assistance of a (canine team), officers discovered 48 packages of alleged methamphetamine that were concealed within the vehicle. The total weight of the drugs is 92.51 pounds (41.96 kg).

CBP OFO seized the alleged methamphetamine along with the vehicle and arrested the Reynosa resident. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents.

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Last modified: 
May 9, 2019