ROMA, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Falcon Dam International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $236,300 during an enforcement action.
“Our officers’ continued dedication to the CBP mission made this interception of hard narcotics possible,” said Port Director Crescencio Cantu, Roma Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on February 4, at the Falcon Dam International Bridge after CBP officers referred a grey 2005 Pontiac G6 to secondary for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 49-year-old male Mexican citizen from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. After a physical inspection of the vehicle, and with the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 12 packages allegedly containing approximately 60.64 pounds of cocaine.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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.