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$1.4 million in cocaine seized from big rig at Bridge of the Americas


Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) recently seized a large amount of cocaine from a semi truck at a Texas border crossing.

The drug seizure took place on October 6 at the Bridge of the Americas cargo facility in El Paso, Texas.

A Mexican national behind the wheel of a semi truck approached the facility and was referred for a secondary inspection.

CBP conducted a non-intrusive (x-ray) inspection and discovered anomalies on the vehicle. A canine unit alerted to the presence of contraband.

Officers physically inspected the truck and found 52 bundles with a combined weight of 128 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs and semi truck were seized by CBP.

No arrests were “immediately” made, CBP said in a news release.

“This is a large amount of cocaine that is not making it to its intended destination because of the vigilance of the CBP workforce,” said CBP El Paso Port Director Ray Provencio.


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