CBP agents seize nearly $2 million in cocaine, $120,000 in unreported currency

CBP agents seize nearly $2 million in cocaine, $120,000 in unreported currency
CUSTOM AND BORDER PROTECTION
CrimeWatch
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:03am

Custom field officers have seized nearly $2 million in cocaine and over $120,000 in unreported currency in two separate incidents.

On Sunday, June 2, at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International port of entry, officers encountered a silver 2012 Nissan Altima driven by a Mexican citizen at a primary inspection booth.

The driver was referred to a secondary inspection where agents examined the vehicle, with a non-intrusive imaging system, and it revealed packages concealed within the seats of the car.

Officers removed a total of 25 packages weighing 56.53 pounds of alleged cocaine with a estimated value of $1,900,000.

In the second incident, on June 2, at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International port of entry, officers working the outbound lanes, into Mexico, selected a commercial passenger bus for inspection.

During the inspection of items on the bus, agents discovered bundles of unreported U.S. currency hidden within a piece of luggage belonging to  Mexican national and lawful permanent resident from Dalton, Ga.

Officers seized a total of 19 bundles from the luggage, which totaled $120,638 in unreported U.S. currency.

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