Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Anzalduas International Bridge seized approximately 76 pounds worth of cocaine and arrested a man on Sunday. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $2,400,000.
On November 13, CBP officers working at the Anzalduas International Bridge encountered a northbound 2006 Honda Pilot driven by a 30-year-old male Mexican national from Mexico City. A CBP officer referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for further inspection and it was there that officers discovered and seized 29 packages of alleged cocaine that was found hidden within a false compartment in the undercarriage of the vehicle. The vehicle was seized as well.
The male traveler was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.
Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr said, "This is an excellent example of the fine work our officers do day-in and day-out and truly exemplifies their commitment to help keep these hard narcotics off our streets and protect our citizens and communities."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.