$18 Million Dollars Worth of Cocaine Seized

POSTED: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:06am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Customs and Border Patrol officers at the Veterans International bridge in Brownsville seized nearly $18 million dollars worth of cocaine.

Officers found the drug in a commercial shipment of cantera stone in several pallets on a tractor trailer. Officers removed a total of 403 packages from within the cantera stones. A total of 560 pounds of cocaine was seized and the driver, who is a Mexican citizen, is in federal custody.

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