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CBP Officers Seize $105K in Cocaine at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry

Release Date: 
February 16, 2017

PROGRESO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized alleged cocaine valued at $105,740 during an enforcement exam.

Packages containing nearly 14 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Progreso International Bridge
Packages containing 13.71 pounds of
cocaine seized by CBP officers at
Progreso International Bridge

"The experience and attention to detail displayed by our CBP officers are essential in interdicting illegal narcotics.  This is a good example of smugglers going to great lengths to import illegal drugs into the country and CBP officers stopping it from going any further," said CBP Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on February 14 at the Progreso International Bridge after CBP officers referred a white 2013 Nissan Sentra to secondary for inspection. The vehicle was driven by a 21-year-old male Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After a physical inspection of the vehicle and with the assistance of a canine, officers discovered six packages allegedly containing approximately 13.71 pounds of cocaine concealed with the vehicle.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, valued at approximately $105,740, and the vehicle.  The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Last modified: 
February 17, 2017