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CBP Field Operations Seizes $58,140 in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
January 21, 2015

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 39-year-old male from Mexico City after discovering $58,140 worth of alleged cocaine within the vehicle he was driving.

Bundles containing 7.54 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge

Bundles containing 7.54 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

“All interceptions of narcotics accomplished within our international bridges are significant, regardless of the quantity,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Smugglers will utilize the small load concept at international crossings, but our frontline officers’ continued vigilance remains astute and unhindered.”

On Jan. 17, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a white 2008 Chrysler Cirrus driven by a male Mexican citizen from Coyoacan, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was referred for a secondary examination where CBP officers using a vehicle non-intrusive imaging system discovered packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the vehicle’s battery. CBP-OFO removed and seized three packages weighing approximately 7.54 pounds and seized the Chrysler as well.

CBP Field Operations arrested the man and ultimately released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

CBP’s Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017