Customs agents seize $2.1M in cocaine at US-Mexico border

DEL RIO, Texas — Customs agents seized more than $2.1 million worth of cocaine at the U.S.-Mexico border last week, authorities said.

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According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents confiscated 63 packages containing 163 pounds of cocaine hidden in the floor of a flatbed trailer.

The incident occurred on April 12 at the Del Rio International Bridge, located about 160 miles west of San Antonio.

According to the CBP news release, officers selected a tractor-trailer transporting a shipment of rocks into the U.S. for a non-intrusive inspection.

During the inspection, which included K-9 officers, agents discovered the narcotics.

The case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents, according to the news release.

“Our CBP officers have been doing outstanding work and are committed to preventing these dangerous drugs from entering our country,” Liliana Flores, port director at the Del Rio Port of Entry, said in a statement. “This interception is a fine example of the work they do to protect our communities.”