CBP at Hidalgo International Bridge Detects over $300K Worth of Heroin
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston after detecting $307,000 worth of heroin within the vehicle she was driving.
“I commend our officers for their continued vigilance and perseverance towards the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our borders,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “All seizures, regardless of quantity are victories in this grinding battle against drugs.”
CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on November 6, referred a 23-year-old female United States citizen driving an orange 2007 Ford Edge for further inspection. With the use of all available tools and resources, officers discovered two packages of alleged heroin weighing 13.54 pounds (6.14 kg) concealed within the vehicle.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle and arrested the woman, who was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
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