Roma, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Roma port of entry seized close to 43 pounds of cocaine. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $1.3 million.
On January 30, CBP officers working at the Roma/Ciudad Miguel Aleman International Bridge came in contact with a northbound 1999 Ford F-150 Lobo Lariat pickup truck. The male driver of the vehicle was identified as a 26-year-old Mexican citizen from San Nicolas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. A CBP officer referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers found 16 cocaine packages in the spare tire of the Lobo pickup truck. CBP officers seized the vehicle and the cocaine.
The male driver of the Ford F-150 pickup truck was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.
Cris Cantu, CBP port director, Roma/Falcon Dam said, "I commend our frontline officers for intercepting and seizing this large amount of cocaine."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.