70 Pounds of Liquid Cocaine Seized at U.S.-Mexico Border
June 23rd 2012 · 6 Comments
On Tuesday, June 19, at about 3 a.m., CBP officers encountered a 46-year-old male citizen of El Salvador, driving a GMC Sierra pick up truck, waiting in line to enter the U.S. from Mexico. A CBP officer and his canine were screening vehicles when the dog alerted to the rear of the cab. The driver and vehicle were pulled aside for a more in-depth investigation.
A CBP officer searched the vehicle and found four, liquid-filled, plastic jugs hidden behind the rear seat. The officer field-tested the liquid in the jugs and it tested positive for cocaine. Officers subsequently extracted a total of 71 pounds of liquid cocaine from the four jugs.
CBP officers seized the cocaine and truck. The driver, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com.
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