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CBP Officers at the Pharr International Bridge Seize Close to 10 Kilos of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
August 17, 2011

Pharr, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Pharr International Bridge seized approximately 21 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday afternoon. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $327,383.

CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge seized approximately 21 pounds of methamphetamine with a  street value of $327,383 on August 15.

CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge seized approximately 21 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $327,383 on August 15.

On August 14, CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 1995 Nissan Altima and its driver, a 45-year-old Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. A CBP officer referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for further inspection.

While in secondary, officers seized eight packages of alleged methamphetamine that were found within the Altima's rocker panels. The vehicle was also seized by CBP.

The female driver was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.

Efrain Solis Jr., acting CBP port director, Hidalgo/Pharr said, "I commend our frontline officers for their work in preventing this dangerous load of drugs from entering our country and for their work in securing our nation's borders."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017