CBP: Elderly man arrested with $336K worth of cocaine
July 23rd 2012 · 1 Comment
According to a CBP release, the 70-year-old Matamoros man drove across the Gateway International Bridge on Saturday in a white 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.
During a secondary inspection, CBP officers say they discovered four packages hidden within the sedan. Officers say the bundles contained 10.5 pounds of cocaine valued at $336,000.
The man was turned over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.brownsvilleherald.com.
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