Border Patrol officers seize more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at Texas crossing

Border Patrol officers seize more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at Texas crossing

HIDLAGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman Saturday and seized nearly $2.3 million in methamphetamine at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas.

According to a news release, the unidentified 21-year-old U.S. resident was traveling from Mexico when investigators discovered 14 packages, weighing 114 pounds, of suspected methamphetamine. The narcotics had been concealed within the pickup truck she was driving.

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“Interceptions of hard narcotics like this are indicative of the effectiveness displayed by our officers every day, as they conduct daily enforcement operations,” Port Director Carlos Rodriguez with the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry stated.

Officers seized the narcotics, worth an estimated $2,278,000, and the truck. The woman, who was arrested, has been placed in the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents while the investigation continues, the release stated.