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