U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $413,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry
July 6th 2012 · 7 Comments
On Tuesday, July 3, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge, CBP officers came in contact with a black 2000 Ford Focus driven by a 27-year-old man, identified as a Mexico citizen and resident of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After a primary inspection, a CBP officer referred the Ford for a secondary examination. While performing a secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered six packages hidden within the car. CBP officers removed the packages containing approximately 12.9 pounds of alleged cocaine.
The alleged cocaine from this seizure had an estimated street value of approximately $412,800. CBP officers turned the driver over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation. CBP officers also seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.
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