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Over $350,000 of cocaine seized

(Cocaine found in wooden horses)….A Mexicali man was carrying the horses across the border.

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Downtown Calexico Port sent the 28 year old to the secondary inspection area. The CBP used imaging equipment on the wooden rocking horses. They noticed anomalies inside the wooden structures. The Officers drilled into the wood and discovered ten packages inside. The packages field-tested positive for cocaine. The narcotic weighed 29 pounds, with a street value of around $377,000. The Mexicali resident was arrested and booked into County Jail. The CBP seized the wooden horses and the cocaine.