CBP seizes nearly $7M in narcotics at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge seized $6,998,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin discovered within a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico, according to a news release sent Tuesday.

The seizure occurred Dec. 10 at the bridge cargo facility after a CBP officer referred a commercial shipment of stone blocks for further inspection, the release states. A secondary examination, which included the utilization of a canine team, resulted in officers detecting packages of suspected narcotics concealed within the shipment.

CBP officers seized 35 packages of methamphetamine weighing 320 pounds, seven packages of cocaine weighing 39.55 pounds and two packages of alleged heroin that weighed 7.32 pounds.

According to CBP, the estimated street value of the narcotics is $6,400,000, $305,000 and $293,000, respectively.

The office of field operations seized all the narcotics and the tractor trailer. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations agents.