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Officers seize 37 pounds of cocaine at Pharr International Bridge

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Officers on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old man accused of attempting to smuggle more than 37 pounds of cocaine at the Pharr International Bridge, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Officers say when the 35-year-old man from Pharr, who was not identified in the news release, applied for entry in a white 2015 Dodge Journey, he was referred to secondary inspection.

After a search, officers found 15 packages of cocaine weighing 37.08 pounds.

Officers seized the cocaine and arrested the man, who remains in federal custody for further investigation.

Port Director Carlos Rodriguez stated in the news release:

“This was an outstanding interception of hard narcotics made by our frontline CBP officers. By preventing these dangerous drugs from entering the country, we continue to protect the streets of our communities."
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