Posted: Aug 9, 2012 2:07 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 2:18 PM
BROWNSVILLE - More than $500,000 worth of cocaine were confiscated in three separate incidents at the Brownsville Gateway International Bridge over the weekend.
The fist seizure happened on Friday when a 39-year-old Mexican national tried to enter through the pedestrian lane. The man was sent to a secondary inspection and officers found 1.81 pounds of cocaine hidden in his clothing.
The second incident happened on Sunday, just before midnight. A green Pontiac Sunfire driven by a 32-year-old man from Harlingen was referred to a secondary inspection where officers found five packages containing 12.13 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were hidden in the car's bumper.
The third seizure also happened on Sunday when a 22-year-old woman from Dallas tried to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian lane. Officers found the woman had 2.29 pounds of cocaine hidden on her body.
All the suspects were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations agents.