CBP officers seize over $313,000 in cocaine at Pharr Port of Entry

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection on May 9 at the Pharr International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $313,140, according to a Tuesday news release.

The seizure occurred after CBP officers referred a white 2008 Pontiac Torrent driven by a 43-year-old female Mexican citizen from Reynosa to a secondary inspection, the news release states.

After a physical inspection of the vehicle, and the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 17 packages allegedly containing approximately 40.60 pounds of cocaine, the release said.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation, according to the release.