Customs officers seize cocaine packages at bridge crossing.

POSTED: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 9:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm

A narcotic dog and Customs and Border Protection officers helped keep $246,000 dollars worth of drugs from hitting Brownsville streets.

CBP officers sent a suspicious 1996 Chrysler for a secondary inspection and found discrepancies to the floor or the car. They discovered a man-made compartment within the floor of the car and found three packages weighing close to 8 pounds filled with cocaine.

The cocaine is worth more than $246,000 dollars and the driver, Victor Hugo Ramirez Jimenez, is in custody of ICE agents and faces federal drug charges.

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