ANZALDUAS, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Anzalduas International Bridge encountered a traveler with juice and milk cartons containing approximately 64 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at $1,283,077.
"Our CBP officers continue to encounter unique smuggling techniques. Our officers’ experience and attention to detail led to this outstanding seizure of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On April 30, CBP officers at Anzalduas International Bridge referred a white 2013 Dodge Charger to secondary for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 23-year-old female United States citizen from Saginaw, Texas. CBP officers conducted a thorough examination of the vehicle and items within the vehicle's trunk. With the help of a canine team, CBP officers discovered 64 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine inside 26 milk and juice cartons.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
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.