PHARR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Safety, Workplace of Discipline Operations on the Pharr Worldwide Bridge cargo facility intercepted $16,836,500 in methamphetamine on August 20.
“The seizure of this large load of methamphetamine underscores not solely the gravity of the narcotics risk we face each day however the resolve of our frontline CBP officers to make the most of inspections expertise and expertise to maintain our commerce corridors safe,” stated Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
The officers assigned to the Pharr Worldwide Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor trailer containing the narcotics, arriving from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for additional inspection, which included using non-intrusive imaging gear and screening by a canine crew. Officers found the methamphetamine weighing 1,202.62 kilos hid inside the trailer.
They seized the narcotics and trailer, and the case stays below investigation by brokers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Safety Investigations.