Meth and Cocaine Found at Border Crossings in Texas

Meth and Cocaine Found at Border Crossings in Texas

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.

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