US Customs Border Patrol agents seized over 1,500 pounds of drugs with a street value of over $14.4 million between three arrests along the Texas border.
Agents worked at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry where the three drug operations discovered methamphetamine and cocaine in vehicles.
“These three significant seizures of methamphetamine and cocaine in both cargo and passenger vehicles underscore the seriousness of the hard drug threat we face every day and the determination and determination of our frontline officers to stop these shipments before they can enter the.” United States and are poisoning our communities,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said in a press release.
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The largest of the three seizures occurred at Pharr International Bridge on November 16, where a trailer truck carrying a load of charcoal was flagged for a second inspection.
Using various methods to search the truck, Border Patrol agents discovered 1,543 bundles totaling 1,337 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in the load with a street value of $11,952,909.
On the same day, officers at Anzalduas International Bridge stopped a minivan for a second inspection and found 24 packages in candy boxes containing 53.5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. According to the press release, the narcotics had a street value of $491,799.
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Border Patrol agents at Pharr International Bridge tagged a Ford pickup truck for a second inspection on November 17.
During the search, officers found 55 packages totaling 149 pounds of suspected cocaine with a street value of nearly $2 million.
All three investigations are ongoing.
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