Close to $1 million in methamphetamine seized at Anzalduas Int’l Bridge

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ANZALDUAS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 50-year-old man from Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of alleged methamphetamine worth $988,000.

“I commend our frontline officers for their hard work and exceptional dedication to the CBP mission in helping keep dangerous drugs out of our communities. Interceptions of hard narcotics are indicative of the resiliency displayed by our officers every day, as they conduct daily operations.”

Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry

CBP officers working at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge on Feb. 14 referred a silver 2010 Chrysler Sebring driven by the male Mexican citizen for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment to assist in the secondary examination, officers discovered 40 packages weighing 49.38 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the car.

CBP OFO seized the methamphetamine, the vehicle and arrested the driver, ultimately turning him over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.

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