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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $20,070 in Marijuana at Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge

Release Date: 
February 7, 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the B&M International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $20,070, hidden within a gray 2000 Dodge Durango.

Packages containing 100 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 100 pounds
of marijuana seized by CBP officers
at Brownsville Port of Entry

“Our agency will diligently continue to ensure our borders are secure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Our officers are unwavering in their vigilance and will continue to stand strong in carrying out our mission.”

The seizure took place on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge when a 43-year-old male United States citizen, who resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, applied for entry into the United States driving a gray 2000 Dodge Durango. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a non-intrusive imaging system which detected anomalies within the vehicle and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 16 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 100.35 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $20,070.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017