Cocaine smuggler with 30 kg arrested at Juarez-Lincoln Int"l Bridge

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Cocaine smuggler with 30 kg arrested at Juarez-Lincoln Int"l Bridge

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http://www.valorportamaulipas.info/2018/11/cae-con-30-kilos-de-coca-en-el-puente.html

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018



A 37-year-old man from Monterrey attempted to smuggle 26 cocaine-containing packages into the United States but was discovered by federal agents at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.

The frustrated drug trafficker was traveling aboard a compact car, model 2012, bound for the interior of the United States.

Customs officers and Border Protection sent him to secondary review.

After a non-intrusive canine and image inspection, they discovered a total of 26 packages containing about 30 kilograms of cocaine.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of 484 thousand 160 dollars. The officers confiscated the drug and arrested the driver.

"Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials show exemplary vigilance to keep dangerous drugs out of our streets," said Albert Flores, director of Customs in Laredo.

The case was handed over to special agents of the National Security Investigations (ICE-HSI, for its acronym in English) of Immigration and Customs Control (ICE) for investigation.