More than $3 million worth of cocaine, meth and $1 million of unreported currency seized


    (Photo courtesy: CBP Hidalgo)

    More than $3 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine and more than $1 million of undeclared U.S. currency were seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

    Authorities said in separate, unrelated incidents, CBP field operations officers assigned to the Hidalgo, Pharr and Anzalduas International Bridges seized 124.34 pounds of alleged cocaine, 108 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and more than 300 boxes and vials of steroids, all worth $3,118,000.

    Officers also seized $1,153,135 of unreported U.S. currency that was discovered while working outbound operations at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

    “I want to commend our frontline officers who kept their sense of responsibility and continued vigilance during this trying time,” said Port Director David Gonzalez. “Our officers persevered and did not waiver from CBP’s top missions, which includes keeping dangerous drugs from entering our country through our international bridges.”

    Authorities said CBP officers arrested 32 people with outstanding arrest warrants along with the seizures, and officers also encountered people attempting to enter the U.S. using someone else's immigration entry documents.

    All cases remain under investigation by the office of Homeland Security Investigations of McAllen, Texas.

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