CBP offi­cers cap­ture $253,000 worth of cocaine at bor­der in ship­ment of mar­ble sinks

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Offi­cers with U.S. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion cap­tured at least $253,000 worth of cocaine Wednes­day at the Pharr Inter­na­tion­al Bridge at the bor­der between Texas and Mex­i­co.
The seizure occurred when a 2019 Freight­lin­er trac­tor-trail­er alleged­ly trans­port­ing a ship­ment of mar­ble sinks was spot­ted by a CBP offi­cer and referred for a sec­ondary inspec­tion, accord­ing to a CBP release.
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Dri­ving the trac­tor-trail­er was a man iden­ti­fied as a 33-year-old Mex­i­can nation­al who is enrolled in the Free and Secure Trade pro­gram.
“The Free and Secure Trade [FAST] pro­gram is a com­mer­cial clear­ance pro­gram for known low-risk ship­ments enter­ing the Unit­ed States from Cana­da and Mex­i­co,” accord­ing to the CBP.
A thor­ough inves­ti­ga­tion of the dri­ver’s trac­tor-trail­er was con­duct­ed with canines, and a stash of nar­cotics was dis­cov­ered, accord­ing to the release.
“CBP offi­cers dis­cov­ered eight pack­ages with­in the trac­tor con­tain­ing a total of 19 pounds of alleged cocaine,” the release read. “The narc …