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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $130K in Marijuana in a Commercial Trailer at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
June 2, 2017

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 655 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer.

Packages containing 655 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr Bridge in jalapeño shipment
Packages containing 655 pounds of
marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Pharr International Bridge in
shipment of jalapenos.

“This is another outstanding seizure from our CBP officers at the Pharr cargo facility; remarkable interception,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on May 27, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imagining (NII) system to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 57 packages containing a total of 655 pounds of alleged marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of jalapeños.

CBP OFO seized the drugs, valued at approximately $130,953. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
June 6, 2017