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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly 900 Pounds of Marijuana in a Commercial Trailer at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
February 10, 2017

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 890.66 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer.

Packages containing nearly 891 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing nearly 891 pounds
of marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Pharr International Bridge

“This significant amount of alleged marijuana has been intercepted as a result of the outstanding work our CBP officers do on the frontlines. They help keep our border secure,” said (A) Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Feb. 6, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 1998 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 162 packages containing a total of 890.66 pounds of alleged marijuana concealed within the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the drugs, valued at approximately $178,132. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
February 13, 2017