U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested two people at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas after detecting $1,733,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin within the vehicle they were driving.
U.S. Custom officers on June 10 encountered a 32-year-old woman accompanied by a 31-year-old man, both U.S. citizens, in a 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross arriving from Mexico. A secondary inspection which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment resulted in the discovery of packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the vehicle.
Officers removed 20 packages of methamphetamine weighing 77.20 pounds and one package of heroin that weighed 4.71 pounds. These narcotics are valued at $1,544,000 and $189,000.
Officers seized the narcotics, the vehicle, and arrested both travelers who were ultimately turned over to agents with Homeland Security Investigations.