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CBP at Pharr International Bridge Seizes Nearly $2 Million Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 14, 2012

Pharr, Texas - Officers with Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr Port of Entry seized nearly a ton of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,964,000 Thursday.

The marijuana had an estimated street value of $1,964,000.

CBP officers at the Pharr Port of Entry seized nearly a ton of marijuana hidden in a tractor-trailer.

On Thursday morning, CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a white 1994 Freightliner tractor pulling a white 1992 Utility trailer which had a manifested commercial shipment of fresh cucumbers. The tractor-trailer was sent to the commercial X-Ray inspection system and subsequently referred for a more thorough examination of conveyance and commodity. Officers discovered 450 packages, weighing approximately 1,964 pounds, of marijuana were concealed within the floor of the trailer. CBP seized the narcotics, the tractor-trailer and the commodity.

"Being able to utilize all available resources and technology and our officers' outstanding commitment to help keep drugs out of our communities has enabled us to intercept this significant amount of narcotics," said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017