12.27 Kilos of Cocaine seized at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International BridgePosted on April 16, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the
Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge in Texas seized close to 12.27
kilograms of cocaine.
CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge
intercepted the northbound 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck on April
16, 2009. During the inspection process the vehicle was referred for
an X-ray scan that revealed anomalies within the vehicle’s dash and
“Tyson,” a narcotic detector dog, alerted officers to the presence of
narcotic odors emanating from the pickup truck’s front bumper.
While conducting an intensive examination of the vehicle, officers
discovered 11 cocaine packages concealed within a man-made
factory compartment near the right front tire wheel assembly.
The driver, Rafael Martinez Galvan, a Mexican citizen, age 32 from
Conroe, Texas was arrested on federal drug charges. After his
arrest, Martinez Galvan was transferred to the custody of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents who continue
to investigate this failed smuggling attempt. CBP officers seized the
Ford F-250 and the cocaine.