PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized $136,905 worth of alleged marijuana that was discovered within a commercial shipment being imported to the United States.
“Our frontline officers working at the commercial facility in Pharr accomplished this excellent discovery of marijuana due to their diligence and perseverance. Thanks to their effective use of all available tools and resources, these narcotics will not cross the border,” said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On April 20, a CBP officer working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a manifested commercial shipment of sealant that was being imported from Mexico. CBP officers referred the shipment to the vehicle non-intrusive imaging system and subsequently to the secondary inspection dock for further examination. During the course of the examination, officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics concealed within the buckets of sealant. CBP OFO removed and seized 144 packages of alleged marijuana weighing approximately 684.5 pounds and seized the conveyance as well.
CBP’s Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.