Customs, Border and Immigration NewsIn The NewsSyndicated Posts

Border Crisis: Officers seize $7.1 million in cocaine, heroin at International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge this week seized $7.1 million in cocaine, heroin in two separate enforcement actions.

“Our CBP officers continue to make steady strides advancing our border security mission as evidenced by these two significant narcotics seizures in the cargo environment totaling $7.1 million in street value,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “We remain committed to keeping our communities safe from hard narcotics while facilitating lawful trade and travel.”

Packages containing 326 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.
Packages containing 326 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

The first seizure occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Pharr International Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a 1996 Freightliner tractor trailer hauling an empty trailer for secondary inspection. CBP officers utilizing a non-intrusive inspection system scan and CBP canines discovered 84 packages containing a total of nearly 193 pounds of alleged cocaine within the trailer. The narcotics had a street value of $2,575,650.

The second seizure occurred the same day at the same bridge when CBP officers referred a 2016 Freightliner tractor hauling a shipment of plastic bags for a secondary inspection. Following a thorough examination that included use of a non-intrusive inspection system and CBP canines, CBP officers discovered hidden within the trailer 120 packages containing a total of 326 pounds of cocaine valued at $4,356,528 and five packages containing a total of 12 pounds of heroin valued at $232,534.

CBP seized the narcotics. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents are investigating both seizures.

Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

Support Conservative Daily News with a small donation via Paypal or credit card that will go towards supporting the news and commentary you've come to appreciate.

Rich Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Daily News and the president of Bald Eagle Media, LLC. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Bald Eagle Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

Related Articles

Back to top button