MISSION, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge intercepted $1,577,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine that was hidden within a vehicle arriving from Mexico.
“This is a significant load of narcotics and it reflects the unrelenting determination of our frontline officers to uphold our border security mission and prevent these drugs from reaching our streets,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On July 25, 2021, CBP officers assigned to the Anzalduas International Bridge encountered a black Chevrolet Tahoe arriving from Mexico driven by a 24-year-old male U.S. Citizen. A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection. After utilizing all available tools and resources and physically inspecting the conveyance, officers discovered 24 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 112.65 pounds (51.10 kg) concealed within the vehicle’s tires.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, and the vehicle. The case remains under investigation by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).
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