Pharr, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr International Bridge seized alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at over $100,000 on Tuesday.
"This seizure of liquid methamphetamine was accomplished due to great teamwork from our frontline officers at the Pharr Bridge," said Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port Director. "Our officers' astute awareness and outstanding attention to detail enabled us to detect these well concealed narcotics which were hidden within bottles of flavored water."
On September 4, 2012 in the early afternoon hours a Mexican taxicab with a single occupant arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. The taxicab along with the adult male passenger, age 19, a United States citizen from Apatzingan, Michoacán, Mexico was referred to secondary for a more thorough examination. In secondary, officers discovered alleged liquid methamphetamine weighing approximately 3.21 kilograms (7.08 pounds) that was concealed within two bottles of flavored water. CBP seized the narcotics, which have an estimated street value of $106,000.
The adult male traveler was released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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.