HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge said they arrested two people from Lubbock, Texas after finding $1,733,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin within the vehicle they were driving.
The agency’s press release said officers assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on June 10 encountered a 32-year-old woman accompanied by a 31-year-old man, both U.S. citizens, in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross arriving from Mexico.
A secondary inspection resulted in the discovery of packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the vehicle. Officers removed 20 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 77.20 pounds and one package of alleged heroin that weighed 4.71 pounds. These narcotics are valued at $1,544,000 and $189,000, respectively, said the press release.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the vehicle and arrested both travelers who were ultimately turned over to agents with Homeland Security Investigations.