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.
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.
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.