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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $4 Million in Meth in a Commercial Trailer at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
September 6, 2017

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered alleged methamphetamine within a commercial trailer; the narcotics are valued at approximately $3,992,090.

Packages containing nearly 200 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge import lot
Packages containing nearly
200 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by
CBP officers at Pharr
International Bridge import
lot.

“This is a phenomenal hard narcotics seizure. Our CBP officers have once again demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the CBP mission, preventing these dangerous drugs from entering our country is one of CBP’s priorities,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Sept. 5, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 2008 Freightliner tractor trailer. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imagining (NII) system along with the help of a canine team to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 36 packages containing 199.61 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer.

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

Last modified: 
September 8, 2017