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.
“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.
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.