$800,000 Dollars in Cocaine Stopped at Bridge

POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2009 - 1:31pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Reynosa bridge have more than $800,000 dollars in cocaine from a recent bust.

Officers picked up the drugs after an X-ray scan on a Ford pickup truck found suspicious objects within the truck's dash and firewall areas. They collected 11 cocaine packages and found a man-made factory compartment near the right front tire wheel assembly.

The driver is a 32 year-old Mexican driver and now is behind bars facing federal drug charges.

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