PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge load trickery detected 790 pounds of purported pot secluded within a blurb trailer hauling a conveyance of cucumbers.
“Despite the severe weather, the officers sojourn unaffected and dynamic in stability to lift out the CBP mission. By crude this drug bootlegging try we continue to make the communities safer,” pronounced Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On Jan. 17, CBP officers from the Pharr International Bridge load trickery referred a white 1994 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling a blurb conveyance of cucumbers for a delegate inspection. During the delegate inspection, CBP officers employed a non-intrusive devising (NII) complement along with the help of a dog group to locate the narcotics. CBP officers extracted 285 packages containing a sum of 790.35 pounds of purported pot secluded within the blurb trailer. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $158,070.
CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case stays under review by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.