PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 1,659 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer.
“Our officers’ vigilance and relentless dedication to the CBP mission resulted in this substantial narcotic seizure,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on May 21, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 1995 Volvo tractor-trailer. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging (NII) system to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 431 packages containing a total of 1,659 pounds of alleged marijuana concealed within the commercial trailer.
CBP OFO seized the drugs, valued at approximately $331,792. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
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