HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $1,187,838.
“Our CBP officers remain vigilant and thanks to their outstanding interview and observation skills this enforcement inspection resulted in a remarkable interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on April 3, at the Hidalgo International Bridge after CBP officers referred a white 2008 Jaguar XKR to secondary for an enforcement inspection. A 23-year-old female United States citizen from Dallas, Texas drove the vehicle. After a physical inspection, CBP officers discovered 25 packages containing 59.39 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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