700 thousand USD worth of cocaine seized at the US-Mexico border

Packages containing almost 100 pounds of cocaine were seized at the Hidalgo International Bridge on the US-Mexico border. (US Customs and Border Protection)

REYNOSA, TAMAULIPAS.- US Federal agents seized more than $700,000 of alleged cocaine at the US-Mexico border, the US Customs and Border Protection said.

The drugs were intercepted on Thursday by Customs and Border Protection officers at Hidalgo International Bridge, which crosses the Rio Grande between Texas and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

CBP officers stopped and inspected a van crossing the bridge from Mexico, according to a statement from the agency. Upon close inspection, they discovered 37 packages of alleged cocaine hidden in the vehicle. The packages weighed a total of 92.72 pounds.

The packages and the vehicle were seized, said the CBP, and an investigation is underway.

Source: OEM

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