PHARR, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over $2 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a semi-truck trailer.
Moments before the bust, a tractor-trailer entered the U.S. from Mexico, which was referred for a secondary non-intrusive inspection that included imaging and screening by canine units.
CBP officers discovered 96 packages containing alleged cocaine, amounting to 260.36 pounds (118.1 kg). The packages were hidden within the trailer.
The alleged narcotics were seized, and the tractor-trailer remains under investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).
“Our frontline CBP officers continue to remain vigilant and utilize inspections experience and technology and all of that came together perfectly as they intercepted this significant cocaine load,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.