PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged marijuana valued at $156,306.
“Our CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility remain vigilant to the CBP mission; this seizure is a great example of our commitment to keep the border safe by intercepting dangerous drugs,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Nov. 1, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 1994 Freightliner tractor. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging (NII) system along with the help of a canine team to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 28 packages containing a total of 781.53 pounds of alleged marijuana from the trailer.
CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.