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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Seizes $1.6 Million in Cocaine

in Customs, Border and Immigration News, In The News, Syndicated Posts

October 4, 2019

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted cocaine in a commercial shipment of fresh carrots worth $1.6 million.

“I commend our officers assigned to the cargo facility for their continued resolve in keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our border,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Packages containing more than 211 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge

Packages containing more than 211 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

This seizure occurred on Sep. 26 after CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor/trailer containing fresh carrots arriving from Mexico. After referring the shipment for a more thorough inspection, which included the utilization of a non-intrusive imaging (NII) system, officers located 60 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 211.64 pounds (96 kg) hidden within the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the tractor/trailer and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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