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Nearly $500,000 of cocaine seized at TX port of entry

Nearly $500,000 of cocaine seized at TX port of entry
Custom and Border Protection

POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:57pm

Custom and Border Protection officers have seized nearly half a million dollars in cocaine at a port of entry.

On Tuesday, April 23, a male Mexican citizen, 19, driving a Ford Taurus, approached the Gateway International bridge and was referred to a secondary examination.

CBP officers discovered six packages,of approximately 14 pounds of cocaine, hidden within the vehicle. The alleged cocaine from the seizure is estimated at a street value of approximately $467,200.

CBP officers turned the driver over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation and officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

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