CBP Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Over $6 Million at Pharr International Bridge

CBP Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Over $6 Million at Pharr International Bridge



PHARR, TX - This case was one in a melon! On April 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized over $6 million worth of methamphetamine concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons.

“This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” stated Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, in a recent press release. “This demonstrates CBP Field Operations’ continued steadfast commitment in the fight against drugs.”

On April 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized over $6 million worth of methamphetamine concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons (Credit: US CBP)

Utilizing non-intrusive imaging technology, officers discovered 304 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within a trailer carrying honeydew melons. CBP officers seized both the narcotics and the trailer. As of right now, the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigation agents.

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