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American who gets red custom light busted at border with cocaine

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas — An American man attempting to enter Mexico with cocaine was detained at the border. On Wednesday, the FGR of Mexico reported on the arrest of the unnamed man who was found attempting to smuggle the drug into the country.

His arrest took place during an inspection at the Juárez Lincoln International Bridge in the municipality of Nuevo Laredo. His van was inspected after he got a ‘red light’ from the customs traffic light system.

A review of his vehicle lead authorities to the finding of several bricks of cocaine. He was taken into custody by the National Guard in coordination with the National Customs Agency of Mexico.

The vehicle was entering Mexico from Laredo, Texas, when custom agents located the 12 packages of cocaine. An onsite test confirmed its contents.