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.
“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.