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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $115,600 in Cocaine at Gateway International Bridge

Release Date: 
March 15, 2016

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned at the Gateway International Bridge seized a load of alleged cocaine hidden within a grey 2005 Dodge Caravan.

Packages containing 15 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

Packages containing 15 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

“This seizure exemplifies the commitment and dedication of our CBP officers in keeping our country secure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry.

The seizure took place on Saturday, Mar. 12, at the Gateway International Bridge when CBP officers referred a 23-year-old female Mexican citizen driving a grey 2005 Dodge Caravan for a secondary examination.  Upon inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered six packages of alleged cocaine weighing 15 pounds hidden within the vehicle.  The cocaine has an estimated street value of $115,600.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned her over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017