HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $3,777,802 hidden within a white 2008 Chevy Silverado.
"Our CBP officers continue to keep our borders secure. This load of dangerous narcotics will not harm the lives of our citizens,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo, Pharr, Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The seizure took place on May 14, at the Hidalgo International Bridge when a 20-year-old female United States citizen who resides in Houston, Texas, attempted entry into the United States driving a white 2008 Chevy Silverado. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. After a physical inspection of the vehicle, the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII), CBP officers discovered 188.89 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine within the vehicle’s gas tank.
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.