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Officers seize nearly 40 pounds of narcotics at Roma bridge

Officers arrested a Mexican man after he attempted to smuggle nearly 40 pounds of narcotics across the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Bridge on Thursday, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Officers found five packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing approximately 12.35 pounds and 10 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 26.37 pounds hidden in the man's vehicle.

The man from Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas was arrested and remains in federal custody. Officers estimate the seizure at a street value of more than $376,000, according to the news release.

Roma Port Director Crescencio Cantu stated in the news release:

"I commend our frontline officers for their exceptional observational skills, their attention to detail and the ability to utilize all available tools and resources. This interception of hard narcotics exemplifies CBP’s commitment towards keeping dangerous drugs out of our communities."

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