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Over $4 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Border


U.S. Customs and Border Protection | Image by Mani Albrecht

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United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility intercepted $4,300,000 worth of methamphetamine last week.

“Our CBP officers relied on their experience and all available tools and resources to help thwart this smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez.

CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility on the Texas-Mexico border encountered a commercial tractor-trailer arriving from Mexico, CBP said in a press release.

A CBP officer directed the vehicle driver to an additional inspection, which included using non-intrusive inspection systems (NII) and screening by a CBP canine team.

Officers physically inspected the vehicle and discovered 1,200 packages weighing 310.85 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the trailer, CPB said.

CPB said the narcotics and trailer were seized, and agents with Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) and U.S. Immigration are still investigating the case.

In February, CPB seized nearly 1,349 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridges Cargo Facility worth $18,800,000, The Dallas Express reported.

In December, border agents seized a total of approximately 218 pounds of the drug in two separate incidents at the Hidalgo International Bridge, worth nearly $3,061,000.

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3 months ago

It’s a mere drop in the ocean compared to the drugs that are getting through undetected.