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cocaine seized in Reynosa valued at one million dollars

12 Sep

International crossing Agents were alerted to the presence of 13 packages, weighing a total of 14.30 kilograms

Customs seizes cocaine in Reynosa valued at one million dollars

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, – Customs Agents and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) seized a shipment of cocaine valued at one million dollars in the international crossing that links this city with Hidalgo, Texas.

CBP spokesman, Phillip Barrera, said that during that seizure a person was arrested  driving a Ford 500, model 2006, when he tried to enter U.S. territory across the border.

He said the driver was sent for a second inspection with the help of high-tech equipment and canine units trained to detect narcotics.

He said that the officers were alerted to the presence of 13 packages, weighing a total of 14.30 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated market value of one million U.S. dollars.

He said that the driver, 51-year-old Mexican and living in Reynosa, was arrested and drugs and the vehicle was made available to the Department of Homeland Security (HSI, for its acronym in English).

Phillip Barrera added that correspond to a federal judge sentencing the prisoner, after he tried to enter the United States more than 14 kilograms of cocaine.

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