Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs from a semi truck entering the U.S. from Mexico.
The drug seizure occured on February 24, 2022, at the Roma International Bridge cargo facility located in Roma, Texas.
A CBP officer referred a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico for a secondary inspection using a canine unit and non-intrusive imaging equipment.
During the secondary inspection, officers discovered 329.37 pounds of alleged cocaine concealed within the trailer.
The estimated value of the seized drugs is approximately $2.5 million
CBP seized the suspected cocaine.
The truck driver was handed over to the Roma Police Department for further investigation.
“Our frontline CBP officers at Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of hard narcotics in the cargo environment utilizing an effective combination of inspections experience and technology and helped keep our community safe in the process,” said Port Director Andres Guerra, Roma Port of Entry.
HARD NARCO TAKEDOWN: #CBP officers seize $2.5M in cocaine hidden within tractor trailer at Roma, #Texas Port of Entry. Driver arrested, turned over to @romapolice. Read more here: https://t.co/nzq9mcqN7y pic.twitter.com/159HIeMttR
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) March 1, 2022