Tag: Homeland Security

CBP Agents in Brownsville Seize $270k in Cocaine

Agents at Matamoros International Bridge made of cocaine seizure valued at more than $270,000. According to us customs officials, a 22-year-old american female from San Benito, attempted to cross 15 packages containing more than 36 lb of cocaine hidden inside her vehicle as she re-entered the country. Agents discovered the narcotics and arrested her, seized the vehicle, and handed the case over to Homeland Security for further...

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Customs Agents Make Cocaine Bust

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officials at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than $150,000 in cocaine. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, their agents stopped a 41-year-old Mexican citizen — residing in Matamoros — as he attempted to cross into the United States. Inside his vehicle, they found eight packages hidden, containing more than 20 pounds of cocaine. The man, along with his vehicle and the narcotics were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Over $201,000 worth of Drugs Seized at International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Over $201,000 worth of drugs are seized at the international bridge. Customs and Border Protection Agents seized 26 pounds of cocaine in 11 packages at the Pharr International Bridge after running a secondary inspection on a 2010 Jeep Compass. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old male from Alamo. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security for further...

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Caught Smuggling Drugs in Jalapenos

PHARR (KFXV) — CBP operations thwart another plan to smuggle drugs across the border this time in a shipment of jalapeños. The seizure happened on May 27th, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge pulled over a tractor-trailer. Officers extracted 57 packages containing a total of 655 pounds of alleged marijuana mixed in a shipment of jalapeños. The drugs, valued at over 130,000 thousand dollars, were seized. The case remains under investigation through Homeland...

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BP Agents Make Two Busts at Gateway Bridge

Brownsville (KFXV) — A drug bust to the tune of over $194,000 at the Gateway International Bridge, Customs agents intercepted two loads of alleged cocaine. In the first seizure, a 19-year-old female, Mexican citizen had two packages hidden inside an SUV. The alleged cocaine has an estimated street value of about $35,000. The second seizure happened when a 28-year-old female, Mexican citizen tried to hide eight packages or almost 21 pounds of cocaine within her vehicle. The estimated street value almost $160,000 The narcotics were seized along with the vehicles, drivers were arrested, and turned over to Homeland...

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