Over $2.7 million in methamphetamine seized at Hidalgo International Bridge

(Source: Customs and Border Protection Hidalgo)

A large amount of methamphetamine was seized at the Hidalgo International Bridge on Sunday.

According to a report, a white 2006 Ford Lobo pickup truck was referred for a secondary inspection.

Officials said after a physical inspection, along with the help of a K-9 team, CBP officers found 24 packages of methamphetamine weighing over 136 pounds in the four tire areas of the vehicle, according to a federal criminal complaint. The street value of the drugs was over $2.7 million.

The driver of the vehicle, 46-year-old Sergio Francisco Fernandez-Cruz from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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