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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $92K in Cocaine at Gateway International Bridge

Release Date: 
April 10, 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $95,200, hidden within a white 2009 Nissan Sentra.

“Our officers did an excellent job in the discovery of these narcotics,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Every gram of narcotics we intercept is significant in the security of our borders.”

Packages containing 12 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 12 pounds of cocaine
seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port
of Entry

The seizure took place on Sunday, April 9, at Gateway International Bridge when a 26-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2009 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, CBP officers discovered five packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 12.35 pounds of alleged cocaine.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $95,200.

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: 
April 10, 2017