Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized close to 17 pounds of methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $258,000.
On Feb. 6, CBP officers referred a 2005 Cadillac CTS sedan driven by a U. S. citizen from Topeka, Kansas for a secondary inspection. Officers conducting a secondary inspection found eight packages containing methamphetamines concealed in the vehicle's gas tank.
The matter was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents for further investigation.
"This is the second load of methamphetamines seized by our frontline officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge in less than five days," said Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo/Pharr and Anzalduas said. "I commend our officers for a job well done."
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.