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CBP Officers at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge Seize $1 Million in Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 26, 2011

Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized approximately 33.2 pounds of cocaine Wednesday afternoon. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $1,065,262.

Cocaine worth $1 million seized at Hildago Bridge

On May 25, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2010 Mazda 6 sedan. The male driver was identified as a 32-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, Texas. A CBP officer referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized 13 packages of alleged cocaine that were found within the vehicle's rocker panel areas. CBP officers seized the vehicle as well.

The male traveler was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

"This is the second load of cocaine seized by our frontline officers in less than two days. A similar load was intercepted at the Pharr Bridge just days ago," said Efrain Solis Jr. CBP Acting Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr. "Our cadre of frontline officers continues working hard to secure our nation's borders and to prevent this type of contraband from entering our country."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017