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Brownsville CBP Seizes Marijuana Valued at $185,000

Release Date: 
February 9, 2010

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.

Brownsville Port of Entry seizes 67 packages of Marijuana

Brownsville Port of Entry seizes 67 packages of Marijuana

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."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017