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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $26,922 in Marijuana at Gateway International Bridge

Release Date: 
April 5, 2016

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $26,922, hidden within a white 1995 Chevy C1500 pick-up.

Packages containing 134.61 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

Packages containing 134.61 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

“CBP remains committed to the security of our borders,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “The vigilance and training of our officers played a key role in keeping these narcotics from entering our country.”

The seizure took place on Saturday, Apr. 2, at Gateway International Bridge when a 19-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 1995 Chevy C1500 pick-up and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 49 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 134.61 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $26,922.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017