Mexican man arrested after 40 pounds of cocaine found in car

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Packages of cocaine confiscated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 5:32 pm

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man Friday after they found large amounts of cocaine in his vehicle as he tried to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, authorities said Monday.

Officers referred the 42-year-old Reynosa man, who was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus, to a secondary inspection where they discovered more than 40 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle, according to a news release.

Authorities estimated that the drugs are worth $319,000, the release said.

Officers arrested the man and released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations.

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