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CBP Officers at the Pharr International Bridge Seize Liquid Methamphetamine, Man Arrested

Release Date: 
September 6, 2012

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.

Officers in Pharr, TX seize more than seven pounds of liquid methamphetamine

Liquid methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at the Pharr Bridge, in south Texas

"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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017