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CBP Field Operations Seizes over $1 Million Worth of Heroin at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $1,150,000 worth of heroin and cocaine that officers discovered within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico.

“I commend our officers for discovering these narcotics by utilizing technology and officer experience,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “Being able to detect inconsistencies within vehicles or with people is crucial in the performance of our daily duties.”

Packages containing 28 pounds of heroin seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
Packages containing 28 pounds of heroin seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

On Sep. 14, 2019, CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility referred a tractor/trailer arriving from Mexico with fresh produce for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) systems’ equipment as part of the secondary examination along with all available tools and resources, officers discovered 11 packages of alleged heroin and one package of alleged cocaine hidden within the Freightliner tractor.

CBP OFO seized 28.22 pounds (12.8 kg) of heroin valued at $1,129,000 and 2.69 pounds (1.22 kg) of cocaine valued at $21,000 along with the commercial tractor.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continues with the investigation.

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