U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge in Texas intercepted a load of cocaine. Officers discovered the narcotics, valued at approximately $211,140, hidden within a 2013 Dodge vehicle.
The seizure took place on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 when a 27-year-old female United States citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a 2013 Dodge. The vehicle was referred to secondary for further examination after a primary inspection.
In secondary, with the aid of a canine unit and a non-intrusive imaging system, officers discovered 11 packages hidden within the vehicle. The packages contained a total of 27.38 pounds of cocaine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $211,140.