$387,000 in Cocaine Found at Border

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BROWNSVILLE–Federal authorities discovered about 12 pounds of cocaine at the Brownsville Port of Entry and it’s believed to be worth nearly $400,000 in street value.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who were working at the Gateway International Bridge on Tuesday, sent a car driven by a 37-year-old man from Valle Hermoso, Mexico, a small town about 30 miles from Brownsville, to a secondary insepction area.

Inside the 2000 Volkswagen, they found five hidden packages concealed in the car. It weight out to 12.1 pounds and is worth $387,200.

CBP officers seized the car and the narcotics. The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Enforcement officers for further investigation.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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