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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $183K in Marijuana in a Commercial Trailer at the Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
May 17, 2017

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 919 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer.

“This was an outstanding seizure by our officers at the Pharr cargo facility; their vigilance and dedication to the CBP mission are reflected in this enforcement action and as they continue to hinder narcotic smuggling attempts,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing 919 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 919 pounds of marijuana
seized by CBP officers at Pharr International
Bridge.

The seizure occurred on May 11, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 2002 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 268 packages containing a total of 919 pounds of alleged marijuana concealed within the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the drugs, valued at approximately $183,864. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

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Last modified: 
May 17, 2017