HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas Intercontinental Bridge intercepted $2,300,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine.
“Our CBP officers continue to count on their working experience and all available means to thwart smuggling makes an attempt at our ports of entry, and avoiding harmful narcotics from acquiring to American streets,” stated Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On March 24, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo Intercontinental Bridge encountered a maroon Nissan sedan, pushed by an 20-calendar year-aged U.S. citizen gentleman building entry from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the auto for more inspection which bundled utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) tools and screening by a (canine workforce). Soon after physically inspecting the vehicle, officers uncovered 73 deals of alleged methamphetamine weighing 129.54 pounds (58.76kg) hid in the auto.
On March 26, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Anzalduas Global Bridge encountered a blue Ford SUV with 52-calendar year-aged and 23 12 months-outdated U.S citizen ladies creating entry from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the car or truck for further more inspection, which provided screening by a (canine group). Soon after physically inspecting the vehicle, officers extracted 18.82 lbs (8.54kg) of alleged methamphetamine in liquid variety, hid in the car or truck.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics and motor vehicles, arrested the motorists and the situations keep on being beneath investigation by unique brokers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Safety Investigations (ICE-HSI).