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CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Worth Over $484K at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge

Release Date: 
November 28, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant narcotic load with an estimated street value of more than $484,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. 

Packages containing 62 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
Packages containing 62 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Juarez-Lincoln
Bridge.

“CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.  

The seizure occurred on Friday, Nov. 23 at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen resident of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 26 packages containing 62 pounds of alleged cocaine was discovered. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $484,160.

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: 
November 29, 2018