Customs officers find $844,000 in cocaine inside BMW

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A 32-year-old Brownsville man is behind bars after customs officers allegedly found $844,000 dollars worth of cocaine inside his BMW sports car.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Ramiro Olvera Noyola on federal drug charges on Friday.

Noyola drove up to the Gateway International Bridge in a blue 2001 BMW Z3.

A customs officer noticed anomalies to the rear of the sports car.

Customs officers allegedly found 10 packages with 25.7 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the car.

Noyola appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Felix Recio in Brownsville on Monday morning.

Investigators said Noyola is a Mexican national who lives in Brownsville.

Public records show his driver TMs license was listed at an address off Military Highway just north of West Alton Gloor Boulevard.

Judge Recio denied bond for Noyola until a Wednesday morning hearing.