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CBP Officers at the Pharr International Bridge Seize Over $149K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
September 25, 2017

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge this week seized alleged cocaine valued at $149,600.

“Outstanding interception; we continue to protect the streets of our communities by preventing these dangerous drugs from entering our country,” said Deputy Port Director Donna Sifford, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
 

Packages containing 19 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 19 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Pharr International
Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Sept. 21 at the Pharr International Bridge after CBP officers referred a white 2008 Saturn Vue to secondary for a secondary inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 30-year-old male Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After a physical inspection of the vehicle and the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII), officers discovered eight packages containing approximately 19.40 pounds of alleged cocaine.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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September 25, 2017