Pharr, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge seized 23.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine yesterday afternoon. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine is $349,870.
On Feb.7, 2011, a CBP officer working at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge referred to secondary a 2008 Toyota Tundra for further inspection. The male driver was identified as a 22-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, Texas. While in secondary, officers seized three packages of alleged methamphetamine that were found within the Tundra pickup truck. CBP officers seized the vehicle as well.
The driver was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP Port Director said, "Our frontline officers continue doing great enforcement work and this is an example of the quality work our officers are doing to secure our nation's borders and the communities in which we live."
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.