HIDALGO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations astatine the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges intercepted $933,000 successful cocaine and methamphetamine successful 2 incidents implicit the Labor Day vacation weekend.
“Drug smuggling organizations sometimes usage the ample volumes of postulation during vacation weekends arsenic screen to effort to sneak successful narcotics, but CBP intercepted these loads of cocaine and methamphetamine acknowledgment to the large teamwork of our vigilant frontline CBP officers and their utilization of each disposable tools and resources,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a Chevrolet Suburban, arriving from Mexico. A CBP serviceman referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment. After physically inspecting the conveyance, officers discovered 16 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 38.97 pounds concealed wrong the vehicle.
On Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo installation encountered a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico. A CBP serviceman referred the conveyance for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging instrumentality and screening by a (canine team). After physically inspecting the conveyance, officers discovered 40 packages of methamphetamine weighing 45.19 pounds concealed wrong the tractor.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics and vehicles, and the cases stay nether probe by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
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