Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 100 pounds of illegal drugs found concealed in a tractor trailer crossing the border into the U.S.
The drug seizure took place on October 21, 2021, at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility located in Pharr, Texas.
Officers working at the facility encountered a tractor trailer entering the facility from Mexico. The truck was referred for secondary inspection using non-intrusive imaging equipment and a canine unit.
After conducting a physical inspection, officers discovered 51 packages of suspected cocaine weighing 124.91 pounds.
Both the vehicle and the drugs were seized.
The value of the seized drugs is estimated at $960,500.
The incident remains under investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
“The commercial environment continues to be an area where we experience a continued drug smuggling threat,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our frontline officers continue to remain vigilant and use all available tools and resources to their full potential.”