PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $262,500 worth of alleged marijuana that was hidden within a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico.
“Our CBP officers intercepted this load of marijuana thanks to great teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On June 8, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment and after physically inspecting the tractor/trailer, officers discovered 57 packages of alleged marijuana weighing 1,311.75 pounds (595 kg) concealed within the shipment.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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