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CBP Officers Seize over $700K in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

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HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $715,000 worth of alleged cocaine.  

“Our CBP officers remain vigilant and rely on their experience and all available tools and resources to thwart this smuggling attempt,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing nearly 93 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge.
Packages containing nearly 93 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge.

On March 29, 2022, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a white Chevrolet van making entry from Mexico. A CBP officer referred the vehicle for further inspection which included utilizing non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment. After physically inspecting the vehicle, officers discovered 37 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 92.72 pounds (42.06 kg) concealed within the vehicle.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and vehicle, and the case remains under investigation by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).

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Last Modified: April 4, 2022