CBP Officers Seize More Than Half Million Dollars in Cocaine

BROWNSVILLE–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than a half million dollars concealed in a car crossing Tuesday at the Gateway International Bridge.

CBP officers stopped a Chevy Impala that was driven by a 23-year-old man from Brownsville.

During a secondary inspection, officers found six concealed packages hidden in the car. It weighed about 15 pounds and had a street value of $509,000.

CBP officers turned the man over to ICE special agents and they will determine what charges he will face.  They also seized his vehicle.





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