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CBP Officers at the Anzalduas International Bridge Seize $186K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 16, 2017

ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $186,660 during an enforcement action.

“Preventing these hard narcotics from reaching their final destination is part of our CBP mission. I applaud our CBP officers for their continued commitment,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing 24 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Anzalduas International Bridge
Packages containing 24 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Anzalduas International
Bridge.

The seizure occurred on May 12, at the Anzalduas International Bridge after CBP officers referred a green 2006 Volkswagen Jetta to secondary for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 24-year-old female Mexican citizen from Pharr, Texas. After a physical inspection of the vehicle, the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII) and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 10 packages allegedly containing approximately 24.21 pounds of cocaine.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
May 17, 2017