More than $196K in cocaine seized at border

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers located at the Laredo Port of Entry seized cocaine valued at more than $196,000 during a routine vehicle examination.

The officers seized the drugs on Oct. 13 at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge, according to a press release. A 20-year-old man from Laredo was driving the Buick Skylark when CBP officers inspected the car.

The officers discovered 10 packages containing a total of 25.44 pounds of alleged cocaine. CBP said the estimated street value was $196,180.

 The driver was arrested and is now under investigation.

(© 2016 KENS)


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