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.
“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.