BROWNSVILLE - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered cocaine valued at approximately $1,744,000 hidden within a BMW Mini Cooper. It happened at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Thursday. The vehicle's driver was identified as a 26-year-old male, Mexican citizen who resides in Matamoros. At secondary, CBP officers discovered hidden packages within the gray 2002 BMW Mini Cooper. They removed a total of 22 packages of cocaine from the BMW. They weighed a total of 54.5 pounds. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents for further investigation.