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CBP Officers at Pharr Bridge Seize $1.8 Million in Cocaine

Release Date: 
January 30, 2012

PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend seized cocaine valued at $1.2 million from a vehicle driven by a woman from Reynosa, Mexico.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $1.2 million.

CBP officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry seized cocaine valued at $1.2 million from a vehicle driven by a woman from Mexico.

The seizure occurred on Jan. 27 during a routine examination at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 1998 Isuzu Trooper driven by a 27-year-old female Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico for a secondary examination. After conducting an intensive inspection, CBP officers discovered 16 bundles containing a total of nearly 40 pounds of cocaine hidden within the vehicle. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $1.2 million.

CBP officers turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

"A seizure of this amount of hard narcotics underscores the reality of the drug threat our officers face on a daily basis. Their application of inspections experience and technology results in seizures like these and helps CBP keep our borders safe and secure," said Efrain Solis, CBP Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017