CBP Finds Meth and Money at Hidalgo Bridge


CBP Reports Meth Found Inside Beer Bottles



HIDALGO–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized an undetermined amount of methamphetamine and $240,393 in undeclared U.S. currency in three weekend enforcement actions at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

CBP officers working Saturday stopped a northbound 1996 Pontiac minivan and its driver, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen from Rochelle , Illinois .

After a search of the car, officers seized 12 beer bottles alleged to contain methamphetamine. The weight and estimated street value of the methamphetamine has not been determined.

CBP officers, U.S. Border Patrol agents, and Hidalgo , Texas Police Officers working outbound enforcement operations came in contact with a commercial bus that was traveling south, headed into Mexico .

CBP officers boarded the bus and came in contact with two male passengers.  The first was identified as a 21-year-old U.S citizen from Splendora , Texas , while the second traveler was identified as a 26-year-old U.S. citizen from Baytown , Texas .

While in secondary, officers seized $130,093 in undeclared bulk U.S. currency that was found in the 21-year-old traveler’s shirt and pant pockets.

Officers also seized $110,300 in undeclared bulk U.S. currency that was found in the seat and immediate area occupied by the second traveler.

CBP officers seized the Pontiac minivan, the undeclared U.S. currency and transferred the female and two male travelers to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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