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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $2 Million in Meth at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
October 31, 2016

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $1,763,680 over the weekend.

“Our CBP officers are committed to the CBP mission. This seizure at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility is a great example of their continued diligence,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing 88 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 88 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge

The seizure occurred on Oct. 27, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a black 1995 Freightliner tractor hauling a commercial shipment of carrots. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers along with the help of a canine team, extracted 159 packages containing a total of 88 pounds of alleged methamphetamine comingled with the shipment of carrots. The alleged narcotics carry an estimated street value of $1,763,680.

CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017