$2 MILLION in Cocaine Seized From Big Rig Arriving From Mexico
Pharr, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a shipment of cocaine from a tractor-trailer estimated to be valued at more than $2 million this week.
According to CBP, on August 12, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a big rig arriving from Mexico.
A CBP officer referred the conveyance for further inspection.
After physically inspecting the tractor and trailer, officers discovered 96 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 260.36 pounds (118.1 kg) concealed within the trailer.
CBP estimates the shipment to be valued at $2,007,700.
The narcotics along with the tractor and trailer were seized.
No information has yet been provided about the truck driver involved.
The case remains under investigation by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).