Officers with US Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $11,500,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden within a produce shipment from Mexico.
On February 21, 2021, a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh mixed produce arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the shipment for further inspection, including a non-intrusive imaging (NII) system examination which led to the discovery of packages of suspected narcotics concealed within the trailer’s floor. Officers removed 305 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 261 kg.
Packages containing 575 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge / image: US Customs and Border Protection
Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry: “This is a substantial amount of hard narcotics seized from drug trafficking organizations attempting to smuggle drugs across our border. This significant interception will keep the drugs from reaching our communities.”