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CBP Officers Seize over $960K in Cocaine at Pharr International Bridge

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PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility intercepted $960,500 in alleged cocaine.

“The commercial environment continues to be an area where we experience a continued drug smuggling threat,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our frontline officers continue to remain vigilant and use all available tools and resources to their full potential.”

Packages containing nearly 125 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing nearly 125 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

On October 21, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a commercial tractor trailer, arriving from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment and screening by a (canine team). After physically inspecting the conveyance, officers discovered 51 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 124.91 pounds (56.66 kg) concealed within the tractor. 

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

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Last Modified: October 30, 2021