Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized 92 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $73,651.
On February 16, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2004 Chevy 2500 pickup truck. After the initial primary examination, the vehicle was referred to secondary for further inspection.
While in secondary, CBP officers seized 16 marijuana packages that were found hidden in the truck's tires. CBP officers seized the marijuana and the pickup truck.
The matter was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo, Pharr and Anzalduas said, "Our frontline officers continue to seize drug loads found hidden in vehicle tires." Mancha further said, "I commend our officers for their great enforcement work and for their work in securing our nation's borders."
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.