CBP officers seize over $330,000 worth of fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge

HIDALGO, TX— U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $339,300 worth of suspected fentanyl.

“Our CBP officers are using every tool and resource available to carefully identify and extract narcotics,” said Port Manager Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Entry Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “It is vital for the safety of our officers that we are able to identify what type of narcotic we are dealing with, as a small amount of fentanyl can be deadly.”

Package containing 22 pounds of fentanyl seized by CBP officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

On June 8, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a vehicle entering from Mexico. The vehicle was selected for inspection using non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment. After physically inspecting the vehicle, officers retrieved nine packages weighing 22 pounds (9.98 kg) of suspected fentanyl concealed in the vehicle.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and the vehicle, and the matter is still under investigation by special agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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