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Oct 27, 2011 (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DOCUMENTS AND
PUBLICATIONS/ContentWorks via COMTEX) — (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)

Hidalgo, Texas’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Pharr/Reynosa
International Bridge seized approximately 22.27 pounds of methamphetamine and 11.94
pounds of cocaine in two separate, unrelated narcotic seizures. The estimated street value
of the methamphetamine is $334,000 and $382,000 for the cocaine.

On October 21, CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge came in contact with
a northbound 2010 Volkswagon Leon driven by a Mexican national, age 21, from
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. A CBP officer referred the vehicle and female driver for
further inspection. Officers seized 10 packages of methamphetamine that were found
hidden within a compartment in the center console area.

Later during the same day, CBP officers at the same border crossing referred a 1999
Mercury Sable and its two female occupants for further inspection. One female was
identified as a United States citizen, age 29, from McAllen, and the other as a Mexican
national, age 38, from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. In the U.S. citizen’s purse, CBP
officers found and seized two packages of cocaine and in the other female’s purse, three
packages were found.

CBP officers seized the two vehicles and transferred the three women to the custody of
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigation for further
investigation.

Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr Port of Entry said, “Our frontline CBP officers
remained vigilant this weekend and that vigilance resulted in two significant narcotic
seizures. Intercepting these types of narcotics is part of CBP’s ongoing effort to help keep
our borders safe and secure.”

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