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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $2.7 Million in Methamphetamine at Veterans International Bridge

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a 2007 GMC Sierra.

“This significant seizure illustrates the commitment our CBP officers have in keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets while processing traffic in a timely manner,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Buckets containing 137 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Buckets containing 137 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry.

The seizure took place on Saturday, May 16, at the Veterans International Bridge when a 67-year-old male Mexican citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a 2007 GMC Sierra. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. In secondary, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system (NII) and a canine unit, discovering 24 packages with a total of 137.66 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.

The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $2,753,104.

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.

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Last Modified: February 3, 2021