Customs and Border Protection Seize $275K Worth of Cocaine

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $275,400. It was hidden within a white 2004 Dodge Durango.

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, a 36-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Brownsville, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2004 Dodge Durango. Officers discovered 15 packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 35.71 pounds of alleged cocaine.

The estimated street value of the drugs is about $275,400. Officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle.

They arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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