HIDALGO, TX – Customs and Border Patrol has confirmed border agents seized more than $2 million of alleged methamphetamine hidden inside a pickup truck.
According to CBP, agents stationed at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge stopped a 21-year-old woman from the U.S. attempting to enter from Mexico.
Using imaging and a cannine team, agents located 14 packages hidden within the vehicle.
The packages contained 114 pounds of meth with an estimated street value of $2,278,000.
The woman was arrested and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations. The narcotics and truck were also seized.
“Our frontline officers continue to work hard and remain dedicated to the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs out of our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Interceptions of hard narcotics like this are indicative of the effectiveness displayed by our officers every day, as they conduct daily enforcement operations.”