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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $48K in Marijuana at Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge

Release Date: 
March 15, 2018

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the B&M International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $48,157, hidden within a silver 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.

“Every seizure is significant when it comes to keeping our borders secure and dangerous drugs off our streets,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry. “I congratulate our officers on this seizure and thank them for their diligence and commitment to our mission.”

Packages containing 240.79 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 240.79 pounds of
marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Brownsville Port of Entry.

The seizure took place on Wednesday, Mar. 14, at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge when a 20-year-old male United States citizen, who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a silver 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. In vehicle secondary, CBP officers discovered nine packages hidden within the Grand Marquis. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 240.79 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $48,157.

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 furather investigation.

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Last modified: 
March 15, 2018