CBP Officer arrest Eduardo Gamboa Arellano with 9.09 kilograms of cocaine Hidalgo texasPosted on June 30, 2009
On June 30, 2009 CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with the driver of a northbound 2000 Ford F-15. After the initial inspection, the driver and vehicle were referred to secondary for an intensive examination. In secondary officers noticed discrepancies to the F-150’s dashboard. While in secondary, “Oslo”, a narcotic detector dog, alerted officers to the presence of narcotic odors emanating from the pickup truck. While conducting an intensive examination of the vehicle, officers found eight cocaine packages hidden within the pickup truck’s dashboard weighing 9.09 kilograms. The driver, Eduardo Gamboa Arellano, a Mexican citizen, age 46 from Austin, Texas was arrested on federal drug charges. After being arrested, Gamboa Arellano was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents who continued to investigate this failed smuggling attempt. CBP officers seized the cocaine and the Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Source: US Customs and Border Protection