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CBP Officers at the Hidalgo Port of Entry Seize Meth Valued at Over $1 Million

Release Date: 
April 5, 2018

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.

Packages containing 59 pounds of methamphetamine
Packages containing 59 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at
Hidalgo International Bridge.

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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Last modified: 
April 5, 2018