Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge discovered more than $185,000 in marijuana hidden in the bed of a Ford F-150; one male U.S. citizen was arrested.
On Feb. 6 at the Gateway International Bridge, CBP officers referred a white 1999 Ford F-150 driven by a 20-year-old Houston resident for a secondary examination. In secondary, CBP officers' inspection resulted in the discovery of 67 packages containing a total of more than 185 pounds of marijuana.
The marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of more than $185,000. Customs and Border Protection officers turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents.
"Brownsville's CBP officers have stopped these dangerous drugs from entering the country and protecting our communities," said Michael Freeman, Brownsville CBP port director. "I congratulate our officers for a job well done with the interception of these dangerous narcotics."
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.