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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $2.5M in Marijuana at the Pharr Port of Entry Cargo Facility

Release Date: 
December 28, 2011

Pharr, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Friday seized more than a ton of marijuana at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge's import lot.

More than $2.4 million in marijuana was seized.

More than $2.4 million in marijuana was seized.

On Dec. 23, CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a maroon Freightliner tractor and utility reefer trailer at the CBP cargo facility. The conveyances were referred to secondary for further inspection. Examination by CBP officers in cargo secondary revealed 423 packages concealed within the trailer. CBP officers removed the packages from the trailer which had a total weight of 1,118 kilograms, or 2,464.76 pounds, of alleged marijuana.

The alleged marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $2,464,760. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer.

"During this busy holiday season another large load of alleged marijuana has been stopped by our CBP officers. I applaud our officers for an outstanding job with the interception of these dangerous narcotics and for their service to our country's borders," said Sylvia Briones, acting port director for Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017