Photo: 120 pounds of Meth seized at U.S.-Mexico Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $1,500,000 worth of methamphetamine and arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man last week.
On May 30, 2012 a maroon 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck arrived at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge driven by a 48-year-old male Mexican national from Reynosa. The lone male traveler presented his Mexican border crossing card to the CBP officer and was referred to secondary for a more thorough examination. In secondary officers discovered 35 packages weighing approximately 54.30 kilograms (119.70 pounds) of alleged methamphetamine which were concealed within the pickup’s bed. CBP seized the narcotics which have an estimated street value of approximately $1,795,000 and the vehicle as well.
The male traveler was released to the custody of Homeland-Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
“This is a significant seizure involving hard narcotics that our officers discovered and prevented from entering the country,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.