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U.S. Border Patrol agents bust father crossing the border with his wife, 3 daughters and 18 bags of cocaine

November 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
U.S. Border Patrol agents bust father crossing the border with his wife, 3 daughters and 18 bags of cocaine

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On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed at the Hidalgo bridge in Texas arrested a father, when he tried to cross the border with his wife, three children and 18 bags of cocaine.

Gabriel Landin Gonzalez, who is a U.S. citizen, tried to cross the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in a van.

The vehicle had four passengers: his wife and three daughters. Police referred the Gonzalez family for a secondary inspection.

According to Valley Central, an X-ray indicated that there was something strange in a wooden cart in the back of the car.

Agents searched the cart and discovered 18 plastic bags of cocaine, which weighed approximately 5 kilograms.

Homeland Security Investigations’ agents, a part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, interviewed Gonzalez about the cocaine.

Gonzalez said “an unknown person in Mexico” gave him $1,200 to bring the drugs into the U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol officials said the man has been charged with illegally importing cocaine and conspiring to import cocaine.

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