On January 17th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas referred a white 1994 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of cucumbers for a secondary inspection.
CBP officers uncovered 285 bundles containing a total of 790.35 pounds of cannabis concealed within the commercial shipping trailer. Customs has estimated the street value of the seized marijuana to be worth $158,070.
“Despite the inclement weather, our officers remain resolute and determined in continuing to carry out the CBP mission. By halting this drug smuggling attempt we continue to make our communities safer,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.