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.
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."
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.