Feds seize more than $960K of cocaine at Texas border

PHARR, Texas — Federal agents seized more than $960,000 of cocaine at the Texas border on Oct. 21, authorities said.

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According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, the agents intercepted the drugs at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.

A tractor-trailer from Mexico crossing into Pharr was referred to the bridge facility for further inspection, according to the release.

Upon inspection, agents discovered 51 packages believed to be cocaine and weighing 124.91 pounds. The estimated street value of the narcotics is $960,500, according to the news release.

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“The commercial environment continues to be an area where we experience a continued drug smuggling threat,” Pharr Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said in a statement. “Our frontline officers continue to remain vigilant and use all available tools and resources to their full potential.”

The case remains under investigation.