BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country.
“Our officers’ experience and keen observation skills led to this significant seizure of dangerous drugs,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.
The seizure took place on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge when a 44-year-old female United States citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, with the aid of a canine unit, CBP officers discovered six packages hidden within the Chrysler Town and Country. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 14.19 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $283,952.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.