U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued at approximately $308,040, hidden within a white 2013 Kia Rio.
The seizure took place on Monday, Mar. 25. A 22-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Matamoros applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2013 Kia Rio. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the aid of a non-intrusive inspection system and K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 18 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 39.95 pounds of alleged cocaine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $308,040.