Meth and Cocaine Found at Border Crossings in TexasPosted on September 2, 2014
On Saturday, August 30, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Texas came across a white 1982 Chevrolet pickup truck arriving from Mexico.
Upon being referred for further inspection, a non-intrusive imaging system indicated anomalies within the truck. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 13 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside. This find weighed in at 13.83 pounds, with an estimated street value of $443,000.
The driver, a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen of Pasadena, Texas, was arrested and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.
On Monday, September 1, 2014, officers at this same location encountered a maroon Ford Fairmont also arriving from Mexico.
Following further inspection of the Ford, officers located a single package of heroin hidden inside the vehicle. This package weighed in at 1.72 pounds with an estimated street valued of $172,000.
The driver, a 40-year-old male U.S. citizen of McAllen, Texas, was arrested and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.
The narcotics and vehicles of both men were seized.