HIDALGO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted $344,000 worth of fentanyl and 2,873 Xanax pills during the weekend.
On Saturday, CBP officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a black Ford Expedition crossing from Mexico, and according to a CBP news release, extracted 22 packages of fentanyl concealed within the vehicle. The fentanyl weighed 14.72 pounds.
Officers also found four packages containing a total of 2,873 Xanax pills inside the vehicle.
CPB Office of Field Operations seized the narcotics and vehicle. The case remains under investigation, the release stated.