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CBP Field Operations at the Anzalduas International Bridge Seize Over $3 Million Worth of Narcotics

ANZALDUAS, TEXAS — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge seized cocaine and heroin valued at approximately $3,393,000 and arrested a Nuevo Leon, Mexico man in connection with the alleged smuggling attempt. 

The seizure/arrest occurred on Saturday afternoon, March 23, 2013 at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge. A Mexican model white 2010 Honda City driven by a 31-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon arrived and after presenting his Mexican passport with U.S. visa was referred to secondary for a more thorough examination. During the secondary inspection, CBP-OFO Officers discovered 38 packages containing alleged narcotics concealed within the vehicle of which 28 that weighed approximately 11.80 kilograms (26 lbs) tested positive for heroin and 10 weighing 11.24 kilograms (24.78 lbs) for cocaine. CBP-OFO seized the heroin which has an estimated street value of $2,6000,000, the cocaine valued at approximately $793,000 and the vehicle as well. 

CBP-OFO arrested the adult male and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation. 

“Our officers made an excellent seizure of hard narcotics this weekend due to great teamwork and their outstanding commitment to help keep drugs from crossing our border,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “This failed drug smuggling attempt was shut down by our frontline officers and this seizure is a substantially significant interception at our international bridges.”


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