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CBP Officers at the Anzalduas Port of Entry Seize $57K in Cocaine on Halloween

Release Date: 
November 2, 2016

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Anzalduas International Bridge discovered 7.40 pounds of alleged cocaine amid the steady flow of Halloween night traffic.

Packages containing 7.4 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Anzalduas International Bridge
Packages containing 7.4 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Anzalduas
International Bridge

“The safety of our nation is paramount. CBP does not sleep, we remain vigilant and steadfast in carrying out CBP’s border security mission on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year, holidays and weekends,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Halloween, Oct. 31, at the Anzalduas International Bridge after CBP officers referred a white 2007 Chevrolet Cheyenne to secondary for inspection. The truck was driven by a 21-year-old female Mexican citizen from Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. After a physical inspection of the truck, the use of a non-intrusive imaging system inspection (NII) and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered six packages allegedly containing approximately 7.40 pounds of cocaine. The narcotics carry an estimated street value of $57,120.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017