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CBP Officers at the Roma International Birdge Seize $2.1 Million in Mexican Brown Heroin and Cocaine

Release Date: 
August 10, 2011

Roma, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Roma International Bridge seized approximately 22.3 pounds of Mexican brown heroin and 10.3 pounds of cocaine Tuesday afternoon. The estimated street value of the heroin is $1,781,316 million, while the cocaine is valued at $331,571.

Seized Cocaine

Cocaine Seized in Roma, TX

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On August 9, 2011, a CBP officer working at the Roma/Miguel Aleman International Bridge

referred to secondary, a northbound 2007 Ford Edge sedan and its driver, a 53-year-old U.S. citizen from Austin, Texas. While in secondary, CBP officers seized nine packages of alleged Mexican brown heroin and four packages of alleged cocaine that were found in a secret compartment in the vehicle's right and left front fenders. The Ford Edge was also seized by CBP.

Seized Heroin

Heroin Seizure in Roma, TX

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The male driver was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) for further investigation.

Cris Cantu Jr., CBP Port Director, Roma/Falcon Dam said, "Our cadre of frontline officers did a great job in referring this vehicle to secondary and seizing this huge and significant amount of hard narcotics." Cantu further said, "I commend our officers for their work in securing our nation's borders."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017