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CBP Officers at the Falcon Dam Seize $236K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
February 7, 2017

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.

Packages containing 60.64 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Roma Port of Entry
Packages containing 60.64 pounds of
cocaine seized by CBP officers at Roma
Port of Entry

“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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017