Cocaine Load Worth $240,000 Found at B & M Bridge

CBP Officers Find 7.5 Lbs of Cocaine Inside Car

BROWNSVILLE–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered cocaine hidden inside a vehicle crossing the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge last Thursday.

CBP officers stopped a 1994 Dodge Spirit driven by a 21-year-old Matamoros man with a 22-year-old male passenger from Matamoros,

The car was sent for a secondary inspection where officers found five packages with cocaine within the Dodge Spirit weighing about 7.5 pounds. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $240,000. 

CBP officers turned the driver and his passenger over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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