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Border Patrol seizes more than $2 million in alleged cocaine from tractor-trailer

Border Patrol seizes more than $2 million in alleged cocaine from tractor-trailer
Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol discovered these packages, which contain more than 260 pounds of alleged cocaine valued at more than $2 million, hidden in a tractor-trailer that was entering the U.S. from Mexico at the Pharr International Bridge. (Courtesy: CBP)

PHARR, Texas — Offers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) office of field operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility found $2,007,700 in alleged cocaine hidden in a commercial vehicle last week.

On Aug. 12, CBP officers at the cargo facility encountered a tractor-trailer entering the U.S. from Mexico. The truck was referred for inspection, which included nonintrusive imaging equipment and screenings by a K-9 team.

After physically inspecting the trailer, agents discovered 96 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 260.36 pounds hidden in the trailer.

“Our frontline CBP officers continue to remain vigilant and utilize inspections experience and technology and all of that came together perfectly as they intercepted this significant cocaine load,” said Carlos Rodriguez, director of the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer. The case remains under investigation by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.

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7 Comments

Just a drop in the bucket, a lot more get through than are caught. As long as there is a market for the drugs it will get into the country and as long as people will hire the illegals they will keep coming across the border by the millions.

True true.
I’d also like to see a crackdown on businesses who hire illegal immigrants , as well as crackdown on those immigrants who are blatantly defrauding our government by taking full advantage government subsidiaries and funds when not needed due to current & ongoing family wealth and support.

What does illegals and drugs have in common people are running away to other countries for work real work not working for cartels,here in the us we have a lot of people do not want to work live a simple life we as half Mexicans want more the house the car the house to help my family we love hard work alot of us whites,blacks, different races want a government check I pay alot of taxes as a truck driver where do you think that is going let the rich get richer and the poor stay the same worry about you and your family not friends because they might seem like family but are not they will drop you in a second

It’s amazing to se latinos working on major inner city jobs while the young men of that community walk around with pants sagging. I don’t get it. How and why can’t it be work your hood, no outsiders or a great % must have first take. BLACK YOUTH STAND UP…. Your kids need to eat too. This is food taken out of the blk community, its sicking to see this. Even on the major hwy’s not one black man. And there stealing money, the machines doing all the work everybody else on cell phones or literaly laying in the grass getting paid….

As far as dope this country know the bness. The run it. Its proven they are the cartel. They knew about Panama, they allowed gangsters the mob to do them. They knock who don’t conform or outside of thete circle. Besides the snitches who are the biggest helpers. The have beefs with rivelry and tell. Send a man to prison for life while they continue to do what thry do and the gov. Know it. It’s a dog game get in reap bemifits till your number is callef either death or prison god will pick your poisin theres no future. Young men wake up, it’s alot of use to ne in prison wjo wish they had that 9to5 job. Sitting with 46 years only death awaits you. Its so many ole men waitng to die in prison that use to be da man. It’ not worth it. Wife, kids family, ups and downs. It’s o.k. its potential to get better and can. Prison, not much hope, death awaits more then those thats gonna walk out.

Its our own government doing this “CIA “.
Let’s go back to the 80′ & early 90’s ,Iran-Contra scandal , CRACK problem in LA, Barry Seal flying in drugs & we could go on
All swept under the rug . Chapo Guzman claims to have had the CIA’s protection there in exchange for intelligence on rival cartels . Something to think about & stop looking for scapegoats.

Send the cocaine to the homeless camps. I’m sure they could destroy it at a much lower cost than the DEA. It will take longer, though.

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