CBP Arrests 21-Year-Old Driver after Foiled Drug Smuggling Attempt

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, September 27 2017 Sep 27, 2017 September 27, 2017 11:32 AM September 27, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – A Los Fresnos woman is behind bars after allegedly trying to smuggle in a cocaine load into Brownsville from Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge referred her vehicle for inspection.

After a closer look, CBP officers discovered seven packages containing more than 17 and a half pounds of cocaine.

The agency said the drugs had a street value of more than $135,000.

The 21-year-old driver was arrested and in Department of Homeland Security custody. 

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