$1.3 million worth of cocaine seized at Roma, Texas port of entry

Cocaine sezed at Texas border
Seized cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Roma, Texas port of entry recently seized more than $1.3 million in cocaine in a single enforcement action. 

The seizure occurred May 24 at the Roma International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of soft drinks for secondary inspection. CBP officers conducted a secondary examination that included utilization of a non-intrusive inspection system and CBP canines.

Upon further physical examination, CBP officers discovered 24 packages containing a total of 101.5 pounds of alleged cocaine within the conveyance. The narcotics had a street value of $1,355,233.

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CBP seized the narcotics. Roma Police Department officers arrested the driver and initiated a criminal investigation.  

“This significant cocaine seizure in the cargo environment reflects what inspections experience, training of our frontline officers coupled with the effective use of our non-intrusive inspections technology can achieve,” said Port Director Andres Guerra, Roma Port of Entry. “Seizures like these exemplify CBP’s commitment to advancing our border security mission while facilitating lawful trade and travel.”