Cocaine worth $11.8 million seized at the US-Mexico border in shipment of baby wipes

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Photo : U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A shipment of baby wipes at the US-Mexico border turned out to be something quite different: $11.8 million worth of cocaine.

US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the narcotics at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, according to a news release.

The bridge connects Texas and the Mexican state of Nuevo Laredo over the Rio Grande, just north of Laredo, Texas.

Officers from CBP’s Office of Field Operations sent a trailer truck, which claimed to be carrying only baby wipes, for a second inspection.

Then, a canine and “non-intrusive” inspection resulted in the discovery of 1,935 packages with around 1,533 pounds of alleged cocaine, says the release.

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