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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $3.2 Million in Marijuana at Pharr Port of Entry Cargo Facility

Release Date: 
January 11, 2012

PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized nearly a ton and a half of alleged marijuana at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge's import lot.

 

CBP officers, working in Pharr cargo secondary, found 352 packages of suspected marijuana commingled within a manifested shipment of jalapeño peppers.

CBP officers, in Pharr cargo secondary, found 352 packages commingled within the manifested shipment of jalapeño peppers.

On January 10, CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a white International tractor and utility trailer at the CBP cargo facility. The tractor and trailer were referred to secondary for further examination. Inspection of the tractor/trailer by CBP officers in cargo secondary revealed 352 packages commingled within the manifested shipment of jalapeño peppers. CBP officers removed the packages from the trailer which had a total weight of 3,162 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The alleged marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $3,162,530. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer.

"This large load of alleged marijuana has been intercepted by our CBP officers at the Pharr-Reynosa cargo facility. I applaud our CBP officers and congratulate them for their hard work," said Sylvia Briones, Acting Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017