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.
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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