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CBP Officers at the Hidalgo Port of Entry Seize Over $201K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
June 8, 2017

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $201,280.

CBP officers arrested a teen after finding more than 26 lbs. of cocaine in her car.
CBP officers arrested a teen after
finding more than 26 lbs. of cocaine
in her car.

“Another excellent interception, our officers’ ability to utilize all available tools is demonstrated in this seizure,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “I congratulate the officers for their continued commitment and diligence to the CBP Mission.”

The seizure occurred on June 6 at the Hidalgo International Bridge after CBP officers referred a black 2010 JeeCBP officers p Compass to secondary for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old male United States citizen from Alamo, Texas. After a physical inspection of the vehicle, the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII) and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 11 packages allegedly containing approximately 26.10 pounds of cocaine.

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.

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June 8, 2017