CBP officers seize more than 199 pounds of meth at Pharr International Bridge
Officers seized more than 199 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge on Tuesday, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates the value of the seizure at about $3,992,909.
The seizure occurred after officers stationed at the Pharr International Bridge referred a white 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer to secondary inspection.
With the use of a canine team and a non-intrusive imagining system, officers found 36 packages of alleged methamphetamine--totaling 199.61 pounds--hidden inside the trailer.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations seized the drugs and the tractor-trailer.
The case remains under federal investigation.
Pharr Port Director Severiano Solis stated in the news release:
“This is a phenomenal hard narcotics seizure. Our CBP officers have once again demonstrated their dedication and commitment to the CBP mission, preventing these dangerous drugs from entering our country is one of CBP’s priorities.”