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Man tried to smuggle cocaine from US to Mexico

EAGLE PASS, TX (ValleyCentral) — US Customs and Border Protection seized almost $900,000 worth of hard drugs at two different locations within two days.

On Friday, CBP officers arrested a Mexican citizen at the Eagle Pass International Bridge. A man driving a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro bound for Mexico was sent for a non-intrusive check of the screening system, where more than 4 pounds of cocaine was found.

According to the CBP report, the drugs were hidden in the side panels of the car.

The street value of the seized cocaine was estimated at $62,993.

Two days later, on Sunday, at the Camino Real International Bridge, CBP officers seized 13.8 pounds of fentanyl, 13.8 pounds of heroin, 11.1 pounds of methamphetamine, and 5.4 pounds of cocaine from a 2021 Nissan Rogue that arrived from Mexico.

Drugs were found in the torque converter and brake booster in the car’s cargo area. The alleged fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine were valued at $835,023.

The total street value of the drugs is estimated at $898,016, according to CBP.

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