New projects coming to CBP Ports of Entry

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PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announcing three new projects at the Hidalgo-Pharr-Anzalduas Ports of Entry. This upcoming summer, an additional two lanes at the Anzalduas Bridge will be added to help decrease wait times.

The Pharr Bridge will also be adding lanes for more commercial trucks to be processed into the U.S. at the Hidalgo Bridge. A new vehicle scanner as port officials say they’ve seen an increase in hard narcotics.

Phil Barrera, CBP Supervisor, “It’s kind of like an x-ray, if you go to the doctor. In simple terms so it allows the officers to detect anomalies, densities, or even sometimes it even allows officers to detect packages of suspected narcotics. Once the officers see these anomalies then that prompts a further inspection utilizing all available tools and resources which at the end the outcome should be to find narcotics.”

CBP also recently announced tomatoes and any kind of peppers will not be allowed into the U.S. by pedestrians or passenger vehicles.

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