POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 3:19pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:51am
ANZALDUAS, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Custom & Border Protection officers seized over $2.5 million of narcotics in a failed smuggling attempt at the Anzalduas port of entry.
On Tuesday, August 27th CBP officers came into contact with a man driving a gray 2011 Renault Fluence from Mexico.
The CBP officer referred the driver and the vehicle to a secondary inspection where an imaging system detected several packages concealed within the car.
Officer removed 27 packages, 21 of alleged heroin weighing over 20 lbs and 6 packages of alleged cocaine weighing over 15 lbs.
The estimated street value of the heroin was $2,015,000 and for the cocaine at $495,000 for a total value of $2,510,000.