Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized nearly 63 pounds of methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $950,000.
On Feb. 2, CBP officers conducted an inspection on a northbound commercial passenger bus. During a secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered and seized 25 methamphetamines packages found within the bus's overhead baggage compartment area. CBP also seized the commercial bus.
"The CBP mission includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, which includes narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases and enforcing trade laws," said Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo, Pharr and Anzalduas.
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.