CBP: Man had crack cocaine in underwear
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:17:12 GMT —
Customs officers in Brownsville told Action 4 News that they took than $1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana, cocaine and crack off the streets during three weekend seizures.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Jaime Jasso-Elizondo on Friday.
The 22-year-old Matamoros man allegedly drove up to the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville with 13 packages containing 30 pounds of cocaine hidden in the floor of his SUV.
Authorities said the cocaine seized from Jasso-Elizondo TMs Jeep Grande Cherokee was worth $966,000 dollars on the streets.
Customs officers also arrested Hugo David Delgado-Lopez and Roberto Gallegos-Hernandez at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville on Friday.
The two Matamoros men allegedly had 30 packages with 78 pounds of marijuana worth $172,000 dollars hidden in the rear bumper of their Chevrolet Impala.
Customs officers at the Gateway International Bridge also arrested pedestrian Julio Cesar Hernandez-Mendez on Friday.
The 37-year-old Matamoros man allegedly hid three packages of crack cocaine in a girdle underneath his underwear.
Authorities believe the rock cocaine had an estimated street value of $19,000.