Mission, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International Bridge seized 11.9 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $383,776.
On March 12, CBP officers working at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2008 Ford Focus sedan. The female driver was identified as a 36-year-old, Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After the initial primary examination, the driver and vehicle were referred to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized five cocaine packages that were found hidden in the Focus sedan. CBP officers seized the cocaine and vehicle.
The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo, Pharr and Anzalduas said, "The enforcement work our frontline officers are doing is a positive impact to the overall security of our nation's borders."
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.