U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Hidalgo, Texas detected $2,363,000 worth of heroin and cocaine within two commercial buses arriving from Mexico this week.
On Nov. 2, 2019 a Mexican registered commercial bus arrived at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge from Mexico during the early morning hours. A secondary inspection, utilizing a non-intrusive imaging system allowed officers to detect packages of suspected narcotics hidden within the bus.
Officers removed 36 packages of cocaine weighing 86.55 pounds that has a street value of $668,000.
The second seizure occurred on Nov. 7, 2019 at the same border crossing. Further inspection of another commercial bus revealed 25 packages of heroin weighing 40.38 pounds and eight packages of cocaine weighing 10.23 pounds hidden within the bus. The estimated street value is $1,616,000 for the heroin and $79,000 for the cocaine.