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CBP Officers at the Pharr Port of Entry Seize more than $1.2 Million in Narcotics this Weekend

Release Date: 
September 7, 2016

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge discovered nearly 81 pounds of suspected narcotics over the weekend valued at $1,262,360.

“This significant seizure demonstrates the continuous dedication of our hard working CBP officers,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Keeping these dangerous drugs out of our country is part of CBP’s border security mission.”

Packages containing 43 pounds of heroin, 38 pounds of cocaine by CBP officers at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge
Packages containing 43 pounds of heroin,
38 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers
at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

On Saturday, Sept. 3, CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a 59-year-old male Mexican citizen from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico driving a black 2013 Honda Accord. After a physical inspection of the vehicle and with the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 20 packages containing 43 pounds of alleged heroin and an additional 15 packages containing 38 pounds of alleged cocaine concealed within the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017