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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $413,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

July 6th 2012   ·   7 Comments

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at nearly $413,000 hidden within a Ford Focus vehicle.

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.

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. we need to send obama and holden over to mexico that when they need to be and don’t them back in

  2. Yep, these people we want in our country thanks Janet n for doing such a. Great job on our boarders. No problems at all, yep there safe

  3. Marsha Benda says:

    Way to go..doing a great job out there!

  4. Jerry Scott says:

    Very fine reason to NOT have open borders.

  5. Not a word from the so called news madia. WTF.

  6. What happen to the rest of what was siezed? it’s on the streets Now, undetected. This isn’t even worthy of reporting, come on? $413,000? give us a break ass holes, alittle common sense tells us that this baby bust either was a decoy orthey split the rest for personnal gain?

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