$1.5 MILLION IN COCAINE SEIZED IN DISGUISED COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $1,538,500 worth of alleged cocaine hidden within a trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh malanga (dasheen).
On January 12, 2020 in Pharrr, Texas officers assigned to the cargo facility at the Pharr International Bridge referred a tractor/trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh malanga for further inspection.
Utilizing all available tools and resources, including non-intrusive imaging technology, the officers discovered 80 packages weighing 199.5 pounds of cocaine hidden within the trailer.
Customs and Border Protection seized the narcotics along with the tractor/trailer, the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.