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Border Officers Seize Almost $3.5 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Two Texas Border Crossings

Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers thwarted two smuggling attempts of methamphetamine worth an estimated $3,430,273 discovered in two vehicles from Mexico crossing at two separate international bridges

Packages containing 114 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge
Packages containing 114 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge.

At the International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas, a 34-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday after a secondary inspection revealed 24 packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 114 pounds in the 2010 Ford Escape she was driving. The narcotics and vehicle were seized. The street value of the drugs is approximately $2.3 million dollars. The driver was turned over to Homeland Security who will continue the criminal investigation.

“This interception of hard narcotics is yet another example of our officers’ continued dedication to upholding our border security mission by interdicting dangerous drugs at the first line of defense, our country’s border,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez.

The smuggler is a resident of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, which sits opposite Hidalgo, Texas, USA.

Border officers also intercepted a large load of methamphetamine at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge on Wednesday.

Packages containing 57 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at B&M International Bridge.
Packages containing 57 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at B&M International Bridge.

Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 2020 Mitsubishi, driven by a 24-year-old U.S. citizen, for secondary inspection where they discovered 25 packages of methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,147,273 in the vehicle.

The car and narcotics were seized and the driver turned over the Homeland Security for further investigation.

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