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