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CBP Seizes $190K in Cocaine at Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
June 3, 2015

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man after discovering $190,000 worth of alleged cocaine hidden within the Chevy Malibu he was driving.

Bundles containing 24.52 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge

Bundles containing 24.52 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge

“Outstanding inspectional techniques and great work ethic allowed our officers to intercept these hard narcotics and keep them from crossing the border, and eventually reaching our communities,” said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

On June 2, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a 33-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a green 2003 Chevy Malibu. An officer referred the Reynosa resident for a secondary inspection and during the process of inspecting the vehicle, and with the use of a vehicle non-intrusive imaging system, officers discovered and removed nine packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the Malibu. CBP OFO seized the narcotics which weighed approximately 24.52 pounds and seized the Chevy as well.

CBP OFO arrested the male and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017