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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $18K in Marijuana at Veterans International Bridge

Release Date: 
February 23, 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $18,219, hidden within a white 2008 Chrysler Town and Country.

Packages containing 91 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 91 pounds
of marijuana seized by CBP officers
at Brownsville Port of Entry

“Every seizure is significant in keeping our borders secure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “These drugs will not reach our streets thanks to the efforts of our officers.”

The seizure took place on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Veterans International Bridge when a 34-year-old female United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary with the aid of a non-intrusive inspection system, CBP officers discovered four packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 91.1 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $18,219.

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

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February 24, 2017