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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.9 Million in Methamphetamine at Veterans Bridge

Release Date: 
July 6, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a 2014 Nissan.

“Our officers remain vigilant as they conduct their inspections and were able to carry out this significant seizure to further the CBP mission of securing our borders,” said (A) Port Director Bob Parker, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Containers filled with nearly 100 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Containers filled with nearly 100 pounds of 
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at
Brownsville Port of Entry.

The seizure took place on Wednesday, June 30, at Veterans International Bridge when a 25-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Houston, Texas, attempted entry into the United States driving a 2014 Nissan. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection.  While in the secondary inspection area, with the aid of a canine unit, CBP officers discovered two containers hidden within the Nissan.  CBP officers removed the containers, which held a total of 99.64 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $1,992,958.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
July 6, 2021