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Mexican authorities bust U.S. man transporting 10 kilos of cocaine

April 16, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Mexican authorities bust U.S. man transporting 10 kilos of cocaine

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Authorities in Mexico arrested a U.S. citizen in the northern border state on Coahuila on suspicion of transporting about 10 kilograms of cocaine.

In a statement released on Sunday, Mexico’s National Security Commission said the man driving a pickup with Texas license plates was pulled over for speeding in Coahuila.

Officers discovered 14 black-wrapped packages of white powder in a hidden compartment during a subsequent search of the vehicle, according to local reports.

Officials said the man presented a Texas driver’s license and told officers he was traveling from San Luis Potosi to Texas.

The statement did not provide further identifying details, but said he was placed in the custody of authorities in Saltillo, Coahuila’s capital.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City have not commented on the American citizen’s arrest.

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