CBP Seizes over $100K of Cocaine

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09052016 Hidalgo Cocaine Seizure, Courtesy CBP Hidalgo_1473255779315.JPG

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $102,340 during an enforcement action.

The seizure occurred on Sept. 5, at the Hidalgo International Bridge after CBP officers referred a grey 2007 Ford Explorer to secondary for inspection. The truck was driven by a 39-year-old male United States citizen from Victoria, Texas. After a physical inspection of the vehicle, the use of a non-intrusive imaging inspection (NII) and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 10 packages allegedly containing approximately 13 pounds of cocaine.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

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