US Customs and Border Protection officers stationed in Texas recently foiled a shipment of cocaine worth more than $1.5 million to the United States.
CBP Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the Global Trade Bridge seized the hard drug on Tuesday, according to the agency.
An officer inspecting vehicles on the bridge referred a 2001 Freightliner tractor trailer showing polypropylene film for secondary inspection.
After a non-intrusive dog and system check, CBP officers discovered approximately 119 pounds of cocaine inside the trailer. In all, the drugs were worth a combined $1,587,777, CBP said.
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CBP seized the drugs and the case was referred to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agents for further investigation.
“This is an excellent seizure by our officers working at CBP’s cargo facilities. It is an excellent example of their continued vigilance in patrolling our nation’s borders and protecting lawful commerce and travel,” said Port of Laredo Director Albert Flores.
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The seizure came just days after Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Port of Entry in Hidalgo/Var/Anzalduas seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine worth more than $14.4 million between three busts along the Texas border.
Fox News’ Greg Weiner contributed to this report.