Federal agents seize nearly $800K of cocaine

Agents searched two separate vehicles and found multiple bundles of hard drugs
Agents seize nearly 800K of cocaine
Agents seize nearly 800K of cocaine(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 12:59 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Federal agents seized nearly eight hundred thousand dollars of cocaine over the weekend.

The first incident happened on Friday at the Colombia Solidarity bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2005 tractor hauling an empty trailer for secondary inspection.

The vehicle was driven by a 27-year-old citizen from Mexico.

When agents searched the trailer, they found ten packages containing 27.77 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs weighed 27.77 pounds and had an estimated street value of $214,200.

The second incident happened on Sunday, at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge when officers referred a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to secondary inspection.

During their search, officers, found 40 packages containing 75.17 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs combined an estimated street value of $793,900.

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