Custom Agents Seize $165,000 Dollars in Cocaine

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 8:32am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $165,000 dollars worth of cocaine after they found the drug hidden inside a vehicle at the Gateway International bridge on Monday.

CBP officials say a 28 year-old female resident from Brownsville was driving a 2004 silver Ford Taurus into the U.S. when she was referred to a secondary inspection. The officers found two packages of cocaine weighed nearly five pounds . The female, who is originally from Mexico, but lives in Brownsville was turned over to ICE agents for further investigation.

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