Over $300K in cocaine seized at Brownsville Port of Entry

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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

BROWSNVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers assigned to the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge seized over $300,000 in alleged cocaine concealed within a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

The agency said in a press release the seizure occurred on Monday, June 8 at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. CBP officers referred a 19 year-old male, U.S. Citizen to secondary inspection.

Officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system technology and a narcotics detection K-9. The inspection resulted in the discovery of 20 packages of alleged cocaine with a total weight of 48 pounds, said CBP’s press release.

The estimated street value of the narcotics is $370,600.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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