$888,000 worth of cocaine found in tractor-trailer crossing border

Cocaine seize at Rio Grande City Port of Entry April 8
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Rio Grande City Port of Entry in Texas this week seized over $888,000 in cocaine that was found in a single enforcement action

The seizure occurred Monday, April 8 at the Rio Grande City International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a tractor hauling an empty trailer for secondary inspection. CBP officers conducted an examination that included the use of CBP canines and subsequently discovered 28 packages containing a total of nearly 67 pounds of alleged cocaine within the tractor-trailer. The narcotics had a street value of $888,967.

CBP turned the narcotics, tractor, trailer and driver over to a state and local High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force for further investigation.  

“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.”