CBP: Fingerprints lead to 15 pounds of cocaine
A Matamoros man is behind bars after suspicious fingerprints on his car allegedly led to the discovery of more than 15 pounds of cocaine.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested COsme Alejandro Garcia-Cruz on federal drug charges over the weekend.
The 26-year-old Matamoros man drove up to Brownsville's B&M International Bridge in an Oldsmobile on Saturday.
CUstoms officers allegedly noticed fingerprints on his car's rim and tire.
A closer look revealed six bundles with 15.2 pounds of cocaine hidden in the secret compartment under the trunk.
Garcia-Cruz appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Felix Recio in Brownsville on Monday.
Judge Recio granted Garcia-Cruz a $150,000 dollar bond.
Monday, January 11, 2010
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