Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman with over $100,000 of alleged liquid methamphetamine.
The seizure occurred on October 31, at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge when a 20-year-old female United States citizen arrived at the pedestrian walkway. The adult female, from Michoacan, Mexico presented her State of California birth certificate to the CBP officer, displayed nervous behavior and was referred to secondary for further document review and inspection. In secondary, officers discovered in her luggage, six bottles of different toiletry items which contained a total of 6.83 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. CBP seized the narcotics which have an estimated street value of $103,000.
The adult female traveler was released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.
"We are encountering these types of smuggling attempts more often and it reinforces the fact that smugglers are getting more innovative in their tactics," said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. "Our officers have intercepted these illicit drugs and kept them from getting to the streets of our communities."
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.