U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 30-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $194,000 worth of cocaine in the vehicle he was driving.
“Our officers’ continued vigilance and outstanding ability to utilize all available tools and resources, while working together as a team has enabled them to detect this load of hard narcotics which will no longer go into our communities,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on March 7 encountered a white 2012 Nissan Versa arriving from Mexico and referred it for further inspection. A thorough secondary examination resulted in the discovery of 10 packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the Nissan. CBP OFO removed and seized the 25.13 pounds (11.4 kg.) of cocaine and seized the vehicle as well.
After arresting the male driver from Reynosa, CBP OFO turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.