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CBP Officers at the Rio Grande City/Camargo International Bridge Seize Marijuana Found Hidden in a GMC Yukon

Release Date: 
March 23, 2010

Rio Grande City, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Rio Grande City/Camargo International Bridge seized 157.4 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $125,926.

Six packages of marijuana placed on table.

Six marijuana packages found hidden in the spare tire of a 2008 GMC Yukon XL.

On March 18, 2010, CBP officers at the Rio Grande City/Camargo International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2008 GMC Yukon XL. The male driver was identified as a 27-year-old, U.S. citizen from Rio Grande City, Texas. After the initial primary examination, the driver and vehicle were referred to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized six marijuana packages found hidden in the Yukon's spare tire and an additional amount of packages from the interior of the vehicle. CBP officers seized the marijuana and the GMC Yukon.

The male driver was turned over to the local HIDTA office. CBP and HIDTA continue to investigate this matter.

Javier Cantu, CBP Acting Port Director, Rio Grande City and Los Ebanos Ferry Crossing said, "I commend our cadre of frontline officers for intercepting and seizing this large amount of marijuana."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017