CBP Officers Seize $3.7 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge
PHARR, TX - Nothing irks us at ANUK like crimes against our beloved fresh produce. We regret to inform you this afternoon that yet another shipment of fruits and veg was intercepted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility. This time, officials discovered $3,704,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine that was hidden within a commercial shipment of fresh produce.
“Our officers at the cargo facility are committed to upholding our border security mission while ensuring that legitimate trade is facilitated and reaches its intended destination,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.
On July 6, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a truck with a commercial shipment of fresh produce arriving from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment, as noted in a press release. After physically inspecting the tractor/trailer, officers discovered 22 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 185.18 pounds (84 kg) concealed within the trailer.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer, and the case remains under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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