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CBP Officers Seize over $75K in Fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge

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HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $76,800 worth of alleged fentanyl. 

“Our CBP officers use all available resources to identify and extract narcotics with caution,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Being able to identify what type of narcotic we are dealing is very important as a small amount of fentanyl can be fatal.”

Packages containing nearly five pounds of fentanyl seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge
Packages containing nearly five pounds of fentanyl
seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge.

On May 7, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a black Ford F150 pickup 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 4.98 pounds (2.26kg) of alleged fentanyl concealed within the vehicle.

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

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Last Modified: May 9, 2022