COCAINE WORTH $500,000 SEIZED IN TEXAS ON INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER

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A Texas drug bust led to a $500,000 cocaine discovery

Federal officers intercepted narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $500,000 in one enforcement action at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 when a officer referred a 2012 International tractor hauling a shipment of electrical machines for a secondary examination. The tractor was driven by a 23-year-old male Mexican citizen making entry from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of 67.15 pounds of cocaine concealed within the shipment.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $517,820.

U.S. Customs seized the narcotics and tractor. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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