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Customs and Border Protection Seizes $187K in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Release Date: 
March 30, 2015

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $187,680 worth of alleged cocaine concealed within a Volkswagen Jetta she was driving.

Bundles containing 24.34 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge

Bundles containing 24.34 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge

“I commend our frontline officers for their work in interdicting these hard narcotics,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “This is an excellent example of the work our officers do daily to prevent narcotics from entering our country and to secure our nation’s borders.”

On March 28, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a 53-year-old female Mexican citizen arriving from Reynosa in a gold 2008 Jetta. After referring her for a secondary examination, and with the use of a vehicle non-intrusive imaging system, officers discovered 10 packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the Jetta. CBP OFO removed and seized the narcotics and seized the vehicle as well.

CBP OFO arrested the female who was then released to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

CBP’s Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017