CBP: $2M in meth, cocaine found in commercial bus

Courtesy: US Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers discovered more than two million dollars in cocaine and methamphetamine at the Hidalgo International this weekend.

According to an agency news release, officers conducted a secondary inspection of the bus on Friday, Aug. 7, that was traveling from Mexico into the U.S.

Officers say they found 56 packages of cocaine and 21 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle. In all the drugs had a street value of $2,034,000.

“We inspect all type of vehicles arriving from Mexico, whether they are cars, trucks, buses or even airplanes to ensure they are free of illicit narcotics or prohibited merchandise,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

The narcotics and the bus were seized by CBP, while the case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.