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CBP Arrest 2 in Separate Drug Smuggling Incidents at Port of Entry

1 month 2 days 5 hours ago Friday, March 22 2019 Mar 22, 2019 March 22, 2019 9:17 AM March 22, 2019 in News - Local
CBP seized a total of $340,000 worth of cocaine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

PHARR – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made two arrests in separate drug smuggling incidents.

CBP seized a total of $340,000 worth of cocaine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

On Tuesday, officials encountered a 25-year-old American woman arriving from Mexico.

During a secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered 12 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 33 pounds hidden within her vehicle.

The narcotics the 25-year-old was transporting had a $254,000 value.

On Wednesday, while customs officers were inspecting a 43-year-old San Juan man’s vehicle, they discovered four packages of alleged cocaine concealed within the car.

CBP seized the packages that weighed 11.10 pounds and worth $86,000.

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