CBP officers seize $259K worth of cocaine at the Brownsville International Bridge

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Source: Customs and Border Protection

Harlignen, Texas (KVEO)—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized narcotics at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge in two separate occasions , according to a news release.

The first incident took place on Wednesday when a 30 year old woman was driving into the United States in a silver colored 2011 Ford Explorer.

After agents inspected the car, they discovered nine packages hidden. The packages contained a total of 21.65 pounds of cocaine, according to the release.

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Source: Customs and Border Protection

The release says the second incident took place the same day when CBP officers stopped a 38-year-old man driving into the United States for a secondary inspection.

CBP officers say they discovered five packages containing a total of 11.99 pounds of cocaine hidden in his 1999 GMC Cierra.

“Our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication stopped these dangerous narcotics from entering the United States and harming the people in our communities,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Officials said the estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizures is approximately $166,940 and $92,480.

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