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.
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.
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.