Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $76,500 in Cocaine at the Progreso International Bridge
PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $76,500, hidden within a 2010 gray Mitsubishi Lancer.
“This narcotic interdiction is a testament to CBP’s commitment to protect our nation’s borders,” said Port Director Nestor Garza III, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. “I am proud of our officers’ dedication and work ethic."
The seizure took place on Monday, May. 2, at the Progreso International Bridge when a 32-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Weslaco, Texas, attempted entry into the United States, driving a 2010 gray Mitsubishi Lancer and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered four packages of alleged cocaine within the vehicle. The narcotics weighed 9.92 pounds and carried an estimated street value $76,500.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.