U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas arrested a 25-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of methamphetamine worth $1,022,000.
The seizure occurred on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019 after Customs and Border Protection officers encountered a man arriving from Mexico at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in a blue Ford 500 sedan. The driver was referred to secondary for a more thorough examination and during the process of the inspection and with the assistance of a canine team officers discovered compartments in the vehicle filled with suspected narcotics. Customs and Border Protection officers removed and seized 40 packages of methamphetamine, which weighed 51 pounds and also seized the vehicle.
Customs and Border Protection arrested the male traveler who was released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.