Hidalgo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted a significant load of liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $1,520,000 hidden within suitcases belonging to a pedestrian.
“The outstanding work ethic of our Hidalgo CBP officers working to protect our nation contributed directly to this narcotics interception. I congratulate our CBP officers and thank them for their attentiveness and commitment to our mission,” said CBP Port Director Efrain Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On Oct. 6, CBP officers working pedestrian primary at Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a woman as she arrived and applied for admission into the United States. A CBP officer’s primary examination resulted in the woman, identified as a 31-year-old United States citizen who resides in Pharr, Texas being referred to CBP secondary for further examination. While in secondary, CBP officers examined 15 bottles found within the traveler’s suitcases. Upon further examination, CBP officers discovered the bottles contained a total weight of 47.5 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from this seizure is approximately $1,520,000. CBP officers seized the narcotics, arrested the woman and turned her over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
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.