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CBP Officers Seize Over $4 Million in Methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge

On August 4, 2023, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $4,360,000 of alleged methamphetamine concealed within a shipment of mixed vegetables.

“This massive shipment of narcotics will not make it to American streets thanks to our CBP officers who used their intuition and all our available tools and resources to stop this smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “The criminal element continues to attempt to smuggle in the cargo environment, but our CBP officers remain vigilant and will continue to do their best to thwart these smuggling attempts.”

On August 4, 2023, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the vehicle for further inspection which included utilizing non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment. Physical inspection of the cargo resulted in the discovery of 2,232 packages containing alleged methamphetamine weighing a total of 488 pounds (221.5 kg) concealed within the shipment of vegetables.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and tractor trailer. Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) initiated a criminal investigation.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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