Customs officials seize more than $6.5M in cocaine, meth, heroin at Texas crossing

PHARR, Texas — Customs officials in Texas intercepted suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin from a commercial shipment on Monday valued at $6,582,600.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, officers at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility discovered the assorted narcotics hidden within a shipment of floor tiles being transported by tractor-trailer from Mexico.

The substantial bust yielded:

  • 162 packages of suspected meth, weighing 203 pounds
  • 40 packages of suspected heroin, weighing more than 47 pounds
  • 31 packages of suspected cocaine, weighing 78 pounds
  • 5,100 assorted pills, including suspected fentanyl, oxycodone and meth

Both the vehicle and narcotics were seized by customs officials, and the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.