CBP Arrest 2 in Separate Drug Smuggling Incidents at Port of Entry
PHARR – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made two arrests in separate drug smuggling incidents.
CBP seized a total of $340,000 worth of cocaine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.
On Tuesday, officials encountered a 25-year-old American woman arriving from Mexico.
During a secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered 12 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 33 pounds hidden within her vehicle.
The narcotics the 25-year-old was transporting had a $254,000 value.
On Wednesday, while customs officers were inspecting a 43-year-old San Juan man’s vehicle, they discovered four packages of alleged cocaine concealed within the car.
CBP seized the packages that weighed 11.10 pounds and worth $86,000.