Over $3 Million in Drugs Seized at Texas Border

Border officials halt smuggling efforts at two international bridges.

U.S. Customs and Border Protect officers seized nearly $3.5 million in methamphetamines at two ports of entry in Texas this week. At the Hidalgo International Bridge, agents discovered 114 pounds (51.78 kg) of the drug in an SUV driven by a woman from Mexico. Officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted just over 57 pounds of the substance in a vehicle driven by a male U.S. citizen.

“This interception of hard narcotics is yet another example of our officers’ continued dedication to upholding our border security mission by interdicting dangerous drugs at the first line of defense, our country’s border,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez of the Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

Port Director Tater Ortiz of the Brownsville Port of Entry said, “Our officers use their experience and a variety of law enforcement tools in carrying out the mission of protecting our borders and their vigilance led to this significant seizure.”

The drugs and vehicles were seized, the drivers arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Customs and Border Protection officers seeking to stop the smuggling of illicit substances into the U.S.
  • For Homeland Security Investigations officials to uncover origins and supporters of the smuggling.

Sources: CBP.gov


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