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CBP Officers Seize Half Ton of Marijuana at Pharr International Bridge

Release Date: 
September 12, 2018

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted 1,080 pounds of marijuana (490 kgs.) that were concealed within a commercial tractor/trailer.

Packages containing 1,080 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 1,080 pounds of
marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Pharr International Bridge.

“This outstanding interception of marijuana was accomplished due to excellent targeting techniques along with the use of all available tools and resources, including our commercial vehicle non-intrusive imaging system,” said Port Director Andres Guerra, Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility on Sep. 10 encountered a 1998 Freightliner tractor pulling an empty enclosed refrigerated trailer arriving from Mexico. An officer referred the tractor/trailer for secondary inspection and with the assistance of non-intrusive imaging technology (NII), officers discovered and removed 270 packages of alleged marijuana concealed within the trailer’s floor.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents.

Last modified: 
September 12, 2018