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