Records: Roma man crossed the border 123 times before officers caught him with cocaine

Officers arrested a Roma man on Monday, when he attempted to cross the border with a kilogram of cocaine, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

Jorge Carlos Medrano attempted to cross the bridge from Ciudad Miguel Aleman to Roma driving a white 2003 GMC Yukon.

Officers sent him to secondary inspection after noticing the GMC Yukon appeared clean — except for mud that covered the spare tire, according to the criminal complaint. They found about 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in the spare tire.

“The vehicle has crossed the Roma, Texas Port of Entry 123 times with Medrano being either the driver or the passenger in the vehicle,” according to the criminal complaint.

Medrano is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Medrano, who remains in federal custody and couldn’t be reached for comment.

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