HIDALGO, Texas (KVEO) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) seized over $2 million of methamphetamine in three separate, unrelated incidents.
On May 31, a CBP officer at the Pharr international bridge referred a 2002 maroon GMC Yukon and its three occupants, two women and one man, from San Antonio for further inspection. An examination revealed two bundles of meth. 11.07 pounds, hidden within the vehicle’s battery. The bundles were valued at $221,340.
Additionally, officials at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge discovered 62 packages of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle. The vehicle was driven by 52-year-old man for Irving, Texas. The packages were valued at $1,451, 000.
This week, a 27-year-old from McAllen arriving from Mexico was referred to a secondary inspection, which led to the discovery of 11.20 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s battery. The packages were valued at $224,000.
The press release adds that all narcotics an vehicles were seized by CBP OFO, all those involved were arrested.
Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) took custody of the travelers and continue with the investigations, said the release.