CBP officers seize $600K worth of meth South Texas border crossing


HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man who tried to smuggle more than $600,000 worth of methamphetamine at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

According to a news release, CBP stopped a man 22-year-old man from Alton driving a 2008 Nissan Sentra for further inspection on Saturday.

Agents discovered 12 packages of methamphetamine weighing 31.5 pounds concealed within the rear tires of the car, according to the news release.

“Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our officers continue their steadfast commitment towards keeping dangerous drugs out of our country,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

CBP then seized the narcotics, the vehicle and arrested the driver who was ultimately turned over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

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