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CBP Field Operations Seizes $358K in Cocaine this Weekend at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
May 23, 2016

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man after seizing $358,000 worth of alleged cocaine.

Packages containing 46 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry

Packages containing 46 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry

“I commend our frontline CBP officers on this interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Keeping illicit drugs from entering our country is one of our key missions.”

The incident occurred on May 21, at the Hidalgo International Bridge after a 30-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico arrived in a silver 2010 Dodge Journey. CBP officers inspected the vehicle, and with the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection system (NII), CBP officers discovered 20 packages of alleged cocaine within the vehicle. A total of 46 pounds of alleged cocaine, valued at $358,000, were seized by CBP.

CBP Field Operations arrested the Mexican national and he was subsequently turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017