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CBP Field Operations Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Nearly $500K at Anzalduas International Bridge

Release Date: 
May 29, 2018

ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 23-year-old woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of nearly 24 pounds of methamphetamine.

Packages containing 24 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Anzalduas International Bridge
Packages containing 24 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers
at Anzalduas International Bridge.

“Our frontline officers have once again proven that teamwork is paramount in accomplishing the CBP mission of detecting illicit narcotics at our international bridges,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

This interception occurred on May 27, at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge after a silver 2012 Nissan Sentra that arrived from Mexico, was referred for further inspection. With the assistance of a CBP officer and his assigned (canine), officers discovered 14 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.  CBP OFO seized the narcotics valued at $471,785 along with the Sentra.

CBP OFO arrested the woman who was then transferred to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
May 30, 2018