EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry Wednesday, made a 17.49 pound cocaine seizure with an estimated value of $559,680.
The seizure was made at the Paso Del Norte when a CBP officer at the primary inspection selected the vehicle for further examination. CBP drug sniffing dog “Max” searched the vehicle and alerted to the trunk area. CBP officers discovered seven cocaine-filled packages concealed in the floor area of the trunk.
CBP officers arrested the driver, 20-year-old Jessica Zamarripa, of El Paso. She was turned over to ICE-HSI special agents and booked into the El Paso County jail. She remains in custody and is being held without bond.
In addition to the cocaine bust, CBP officers working at the El Paso port of entry made two marijuana seizures with an approximate weight of 180.45 pounds.
CBP officers also took one fugitive from justice into custody who was being sought on an outstanding warrant.