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70 Pounds of Liquid Cocaine Seized at U.S.-Mexico Border

June 23rd 2012   ·   6 Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry this week discovered 71 pounds of liquid cocaine, with a street value of $710,000.

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.

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. I never heard if liquid cocaine before. Good job y’all.

  2. So what the fook is our government going to do with this stuff, resale it to the highest bidder???

  3. I had the eye opening experience of sitting on jury duty awhile back. Case involved drug smuggling over the border. Narcotics team had a solid case and the defendant was guilty as hell, but there were several other jurists who just wouldn’t find him guilty no matter the evidence. It’s sad that there are American citizens who would take the word of a drug dealer over that of law enforcement officers.

  4. This country is hooked on drugs and Mexico loves it.

  5. YES, Loretta, the ONLY way we can ” rid ” our country, of these DRUGS, in my opinion, is to get rid of the DEMAND for the drugs, . . . . People WANT this type of suicide, but, if we can EVER stop these ” people ” from WANTING these ” products,” then, the SUPPLY will go away, . . . . wink !

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