Records: CBP officers find 11 pounds of cocaine inside vehicle's dashboard
CBP officers say they found 11 pounds of cocaine at the Gateway International Bridge on Monday — concealed within a vehicle's dashboard, according to a federal criminal complaint.
The seizure occurred after 36-year-old Alberto Loza De La Rosa of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was referred to secondary inspection. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found five packages of cocaine "concealed within a non-factor compartment within the vehicle's dashboard area," according to a federal criminal complaint.
Officers seized the cocaine and the vehicle and arrested De La Rosa, who remains in federal custody, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates the seizure has a street value of approximately $91,800, according to the news release.
Brownsville Port of Entry director Petra Horne said in the news release:
“Once again our officers’ keen observation skills have proven effective in preventing these dangerous narcotics from entering our country. I congratulate our officers on a job well done.”