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$888K in cocaine seized from tractor trailer in Texas


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized a large amount of cocaine from a tractor trailer at a Texas border crossing.

The drug seizure took place on Monday, April 8, at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry located in Rio Grande City, Texas.

CBP officers referred a tractor hauling an empty trailer for a secondary inspection.

Following an inspection using CBP canine units, officers discovered 28 packages containing a total of nearly 67 pounds of alleged cocaine on the vehicle.

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $888,967.

The truck, trailer, and truck driver were handed over to a state and local High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force.

“Our frontline officers continue to employ an effective combination of enforcement mindedness, experience and technology and that contributed to this significant cocaine interception,” said Port Director Rogelio Olivares, Rio Grande City Port of Entry. “This seizure illustrates our commitment to advancing our border security mission while facilitating lawful trade and travel.”


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