U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 43-year-old man from Pharr. The arrest was in connection with $1,800,000 worth of methamphetamine discovered within the vehicle he was driving.
On August 5, CBP officers referred a white 2006 Chevy pickup truck for further inspection at the bridge. With the use of non-intrusive imaging technology, officers discovered 24 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the Chevy pickup. Officers seized the 128 pounds of narcotics and seized the vehicle.
The adult male was released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.