BROWNSVILLE–A Corpus Christi man gets arrested trying to smuggle a large load of cocaine into the United States at a Rio Grande Valley bridge.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge announced Tuesday they discovered cocaine worth more than $300,000 concealed within a GMC Sierra on April 19th.
CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge encountered a man driving a green 1997 GMC Sierra as he approached CBP primary booths for a primary inspection.
The 52-year old driver from Corpus Christi was escorted to secondary for further inspection after a primary examination of his entry documents revealed a possible active warrant for his arrest.
Examination by CBP officers in secondary confirmed an active arrest warrant and an inspection of the GMC revealed two concealed packages within the Sierra.
CBP officers removed the packages from the vehicle that weighed nearly 10 pounds cocaine. It had a street value of $313,000.