CBP Seizes Marijuana, Cocaine at Valley Port of Entry
PHARR – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers foiled two drug smuggling attempts at a Rio Grande Valley port of entry on the same day.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, more than 1,400 pounds of pot at the Pharr International Bridge’s cargo facility were seized.
CBP says a tractor-trailer carrying a lime cargo was sent to secondary inspection. With the help of a K9 team, officers discovered 620 packages of marijuana concealed within the trailer.
The drugs, with an estimated street value of about $288,000, were seized.
The case remains under investigation.
That same day, a grey Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by a 27- year-old woman from Reynosa, was referred to a secondary station at the Pharr International Bridge.
Upon inspection, CBP officers found 20 packages of alleged cocaine, weighing nearly 54 pounds.
The drugs are valued at $415,000, according to a CBP press release issued Friday.
The drugs were seized and the driver is in custody of Homeland Security Investigations.