BROWNSVILLE–A Matamoros man gets caught trying to smuggle more than $400,000 worth of cocaine Tuesday at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge by Customs and Border Protection officers. discovered cocaine valued at nearly $413,000 hidden within a Ford Focus.
CBP officers came in contact with a black 2000 Ford Focus being driven by Leonel Martinez-Mancilla, a 27-year-old man.. After a primary inspection, a CBP officer referred the Ford for a secondary examination.
CBP officers discovered six packages of cocaine weighing nearly six kilos hidden within the Focus with a street value of $413,000.
Martinez-Mancilla was ordered held without bond after appearing before a federal judge Thursday. He will be back in federal court Tuesday.