HIDALGO CITY, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 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.