CBP officers find $205K worth of drugs at Texas-Mexico bridge

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – More than $200,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and meth were hidden in a truck trying to cross from Mexico into the United States last week.

Approximately $205,852 worth of drugs were found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge on Jan. 18.

The drugs were in a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by a 29-year-old man from Mexico. His vehicle was flagged for a second inspection with an imaging system and drug-sniffing dog. Agents found 13.4 pounds of cocaine, 1.72 pounds of heroin and 3.17 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in 26 packages throughout the vehicle.

Law enforcement estimated the drugs have the following street values:

  • $103,360 for the cocaine
  • $39,000 for the heroin
  • $63,492 for the meth.

The drugs were seized by officers and the driver was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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