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CBP Field Operations Seizes More Than 780 Pounds of Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
November 4, 2016

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.

Packages containing 781.53 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 781.53 pounds of
marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Pharr International Bridge

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017