CBP Officers at Pharr Intl.Bridge Seize Over $2M in Smuggling Attempts

4 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 10:48 AM August 20, 2019 in News - Local

PHARR – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge stopped two smuggling attempts of marijuana and cocaine in separate unrelated incidents.

According to the release, the incidents totaled over $2 million in street value.

On Aug. 16 the CBP officers encountered a commercial shipment of floor tile arriving from Mexico.

One officer referred the tractor-trailer for further examination.

Officers conducting the secondary inspection located 430 packages of alleged marijuana hidden within the shipment.

On Aug. 17, CBP officers at the same cargo facility inspected a commercial shipment of fresh limes.

With the assistance of a canine team, they were able to detect packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the trailer.

Officers removed and seized 80 packages of cocaine

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