US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

CBP Officers Seize $276K in Marijuana in Produce Shipment at Pharr Bridge

Release Date: 
October 5, 2015

PHARR, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry discovered other green leafy items within a commercial truck containing produce.

Bundle of marijuana found within a commercial shipment of coriander. CBP officers at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge seized a total of 1,379 pounds of marijuana in this shipment.

Bundle of marijuana found within a commercial shipment of coriander. CBP officers at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge seized a total of 1,379 pounds of marijuana in this shipment.

“Our officers working at the commercial facility in Pharr accomplished this excellent discovery of marijuana due to their diligence and perseverance. Thanks to their effective use of all available tools and resources, these narcotics will not cross the border,” said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Oct. 3, at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge when CBP officers referred a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh coriander for a secondary inspection. During the examination, CBP officers discovered 602 packages commingled within the crates of coriander containing 1,379 pounds of alleged marijuana. The estimated street value for the narcotics is $276,000. 

The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017