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Brownsville CBP Seize $46,738 in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge

Release Date: 
February 10, 2016

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine at the Gateway International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $46,738, hidden under the clothing of a man attempting entry into the United States.

Packages containing more than two pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

Packages containing more than two pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

“We have a commitment to keep our country secure and our officers take that responsibility very seriously,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “It is this commitment that has kept these dangerous narcotics from entering our country.”

The seizure took place on Tuesday, Feb. 09, at the Gateway International Bridge when an 18-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States through the pedestrian lane and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. During the examination, CBP officers discovered three packages hidden under the man's clothing. CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 2.34 pounds of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $46,738.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017