Mexican Officials Seize Thousands of Pounds in Tobacco and Whiskey in Matamoros

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BROWNSVILLE – Mexican government officials found a trailer load of whiskey trying to be smuggled into the U.S.

The trailer was found south of the Brownsville port-of-entry in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

More than 10,000 bottles of whiskey were found in the 18-wheeler.

Authorities also seized more than 24,000 pounds of tobacco products.

In total, the contraband has a street value of more than $209,000.


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