PHARR, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridges Cargo Facility intercepted $18,800,000 in alleged methamphetamine.
“This massive methamphetamine smuggling attempt was stopped, thanks to our vigilant officers who continue to work as a team and use all available tools and resources to their full potential,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, said.
On Feb. 15, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a commercial tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico.
A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment and screening by a canine team.
After physically inspecting the conveyance, officers extracted 1,348.83 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics and tractor-trailer, and the case remain under investigation by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
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