PHARR, Texas (AP) - Officials say a Mexican truck driver is being detained after more than $8 million worth of cocaine was found in a shipment of brooms.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not identify the 33-year-old man from Reynosa by name. Agency spokesman Felix Garzasays the man has not yet been charged with a crime but is expectedto appear before an immigration judge Tuesday.
CBP officers working at the Pharr cargo facility discovered 253 pounds of cocaine on Friday evening.
An image scan of the tractor-trailer and a narcotic detector dog alerted authorities to the drugs. They were hidden in two metal boxes inside the trailer's refrigeration unit.