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Customs and Border Protection at Pharr Seizes $1M Worth of Cocaine, Mission Man Arrested

Release Date: 
May 16, 2012

Pharr, Texas- Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge seized over 32 pounds of cocaine valued at over $1,000,000 and arrested a man from Mission, Texas.

Million dollar cocaine seizure in Pharr, Texas

CBP officers seize one-million dollars worth of cocaine from vehicle in Texas

On May 14, 2012 CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge came in contact with a gold 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 54-year-old male Mexican national. The driver and lone occupant presented his legal permanent resident card to the CBP officer and was subsequently referred to secondary for a more thorough examination of the vehicle. In secondary officers discovered 23 packages of alleged cocaine weighing approximately 14.60 kilograms (32.19 pounds) which were hidden within the vehicle. CBP seized the cocaine and the vehicle as well.

The adult male traveler was released to the custody of Homeland-Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas said, "Our officers intercepted yet another load of narcotics and kept it from entering our community. This effort exemplifies the true commitment our CBP officers possess in securing our border and continuing to defend our nation from this poison dealt by the drug trafficking 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 U.S. borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017