PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized alleged marijuana valued at $812,836 over the weekend.
“Our CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility continue making substantial seizures as a result of their dedication and vigilance to the CBP mission,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on August 5, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white Freightliner tractor hauling a commercial shipment of limes. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers along with the help of a canine team, extracted 528 packages containing a total of 4,064 pounds of alleged marijuana comingled within the shipment of limes. The alleged narcotics carry an estimated street value of $812,836.
CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.