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.”
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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