Over $1 million worth of drugs seized at bridge
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:16:35 GMT —
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $1,155,000 worth of drugs on Thursday.
Two men were arrested at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on two different attempts to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine.
During the first attempt, a 27-year-old Mexican citizen with a crossing card was sent to a CBP secondary inspection.
Officers found 12 packages of cocaine inside his Nissan Altima. They said the packages have an estimated street value of $959,000.
A couple hours later, a 23-year-old was attempting to cross the bridge but was sent to a secondary inspection.
CBP officers found six packages of methamphetamine with a street value of $196,000.
Both men were taken into custody and released to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.