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CBP Officers Seize over $1 Million in Cocaine and Methamphetamine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
April 27, 2022

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $1,088,000 worth of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine in two separate incidents. 

“Our CBP officers fully utilize their keen observation and awareness skills, their experience and all available tools and resources to thwart smuggling attempts at our port of entry,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing nearly 68 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge.
Packages containing nearly 68 pounds of 
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo
International Bridge.

On April 22, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a gold Ford pick-up making entry from Mexico. The vehicle was selected for inspection utilizing non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment. After physically inspecting the vehicle, officers discovered five packages concealed within the vehicle. One packaged contained 2.38 pounds (1.08kg) of alleged cocaine. The other three packages contained 8.68 pounds (3.94kg) of alleged methamphetamine.

On April 24, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a white Mazda SUV making entry from Mexico. The vehicle was selected for inspection utilizing non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment and screening by a (canine team). After physically inspecting the vehicle, officers extracted 88 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 67.72 pounds (30.72 kg) concealed within the vehicle.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and vehicles, and the cases remain under investigation by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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Last modified: 
April 27, 2022