Cocaine Bust At The Border

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 8:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 1:06pm

El Paso - U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel working at the El Paso port of entry seized 24.5 pounds of cocaine Tuesday.

A CBP investigation of the incident revealed that the smuggler was using an assumed identity to enter the United States.

The seizure was made at approximately 2:40 p.m. at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing.

CBP officers were performing an enforcement sweep of vehicles waiting to enter the primary inspection booths when CBP drug sniffing dog “Outlaw” alerted to a 2006 Chevrolet Vectra. CBP officers began searching the car and located a brown-taped bundle in the center console. The driver tried to flee on foot towards Mexico but was quickly caught by CBP officers. CBP officers then removed a total of 12 cocaine-filled bundles from the center console of the car.

CBP officers interviewed the driver, who provided information indicating that he was 34-year-old Juarez man.

Further inspection by CBP officers determined that the man in custody was not the person he originally claimed to be but instead 31-year-old Jose Maria Gomez De La Fuente of Juarez, Mexico.  He faces a variety of drug charges.

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"usagirl" Your comments are not only offensive but ignorant and untaught.

OMG! What no avocados, guavas or cheese. What will they find next?
500 CBP officers at the POE, they better be finding something everyday or our tax dollars are going to waste

Why in the hell do we even let them cross over the border?????? Most of our troubles would be gone if we just made them stay in their own dang country....

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