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CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Worth Over $327K at the Juarez-International Bridge

Release Date: 
October 1, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy narcotic seizure with an estimated street value of more than $327,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. 

“This significant seizure was possible because of the continued vigilance and alertness our CBP officers’ put forth on a daily basis,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.   

Packages containing 42 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at at Juarez Lincoln Bridge
Packages containing 42 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Juarez-Lincoln
Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Sunday, Sept.30, when a CBP officer referred a 2006 Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle driven by a 21-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Austin, Texas for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 19 packages containing 42 pounds of alleged cocaine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $327,080.
    
CBP officers seized the narcotics and arrested the driver. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021