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Customs seizes more than 199 pounds of meth at Pharr International Bridge

Customs seizes more than 199 pounds of meth at Pharr International Bridge

WASHINGTON: Officers seized more than 199 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge on Tuesday, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates the value of the seizure at about $3,992,909. The seizure occurred after officers stationed at the Pharr International Bridge referred a white 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer to secondary inspection. With the use of a canine team and a non-intrusive imagining system, officers found 36 packages of alleged methamphetamine–totaling 199.61 pounds–hidden inside the trailer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations seized the drugs and the tractor-trailer. The case remains under federal investigation.