Texas border authorities seize over 266 pounds of methamphetamine at US-Mexico bridge

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Texas border authorities seize over 266 pounds of methamphetamine at US-Mexico bridge
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US Customs and Border Protection officials in Texas intercepted more than 266 pounds of methamphetamine at the US-Mexico border last Friday.

Officers from CBP’s Office of Field Operations (OFO) discovered the illicit narcotics at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility, located in South Texas near McAllen.

Nearly 267 pounds of meth seized by CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas.
(US Customs and Border Protection)

Officers discovered the drugs in a commercial tractor-trailer from Mexico, CBP said in a news release.

A CBP officer returned the vehicle for further inspection, which involved the use of non-intrusive inspection systems.

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Upon inspection, officers discovered approximately 266.75 pounds of what they believed to be methamphetamine concealed in the trailer. The estimated market value was more than $2.3 million, CBP said.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer. The case is being investigated by officers from the US Immigration and Customs-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

“Our CBP officers relied on their experience and all available tools and resources to thwart this smuggling attempt,” Port Manager Carlos Rodriguez said in a statement.

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No details were provided regarding the identity of the driver or drivers. Fox News has contacted CBP for more information about this incident.

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