CBP officers seize over $178K in cocaine in two separate busts

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Source: U.S. CBP

BROWNSVILLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics in two separate enforcement actions that have a combined estimated street value of $178,500.

The agency’s press release said the first seizure took place on June 24 at the Gateway International Bridge. A 26-year-old male United States citizen applied for entry into the United States.

It was in secondary inspection that CBP officers discovered five packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 11.51 pounds of alleged cocaine.

The second seizure took place on June 30, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. A 22-year-old male United States citizen applied for entry into the United States.

After further inspection CBP officers discovered five packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 11.64 pounds of alleged cocaine, said the agency.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizures is approximately $88,740 and $89,760 respectively.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicles, arrested the drivers and turned them over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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