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CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Seize More than $400K in Drugs

2 years 7 months 1 day ago Tuesday, February 27 2018 Feb 27, 2018 February 27, 2018 2:39 PM February 27, 2018 in News

HIDALGO – More than 50 pounds of alleged cocaine was seized at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

On Friday, Feb. 23, a green 2006 Ford Taurus was referred to a secondary inspection.

During a search, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 20 packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the vehicle.

The drug’s street value was estimated to be more than $400,000, according to a CBP press release issued out Tuesday.

The 19-year-old driver and a 20-year-old female passenger, both Mexican citizens, were arrested.

They’re currently in the custody of Homeland Security Investigations.

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