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Officers arrest trucker at Pharr bridge after finding 19 kilograms of methamphetamine

Cirilo Enriquez Gallegos is charged with possession of more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Officers at the Pharr bridge arrested a trucker last week after they caught him with nearly 19 kilograms of methamphetamine, according to court records.

Cirilo Enriquez Gallegos attempted to cross the bridge from Reynosa to Pharr on Wednesday driving a 1995 Freightliner truck.

Officers searched the truck and found 16 bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the walls of an ice chest wedged between the driver's seat and the passenger's seat, according to the criminal complaint. The bundles weighed nearly 19 kilograms.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection called the Hidalgo County High Intensity Drug Area Task Force, which arrested Gallegos.

Gallegos is charged with possession of more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony.

Court records don't list an attorney for Gallegos, who remains at the Hidalgo County jail and couldn't be reached for comment.

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