LOS INDIOS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Indios International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged heroin and methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $319,436, hidden within a blue 1999 Ford F150 pick-up.
“Our officers did an outstanding job in seizing these dangerous narcotics,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “The security of our borders is something that our officers are committed to and take very seriously.”
The seizure took place on Monday, Sept. 26, at Los Indios International Bridge when a 33-year-old male Guatemalan citizen who resides in Los Angeles, California, applied for entry into the United States driving a blue 1999 Ford F150 pick-up. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, CBP officers discovered one package which contained a total of 13.67 pounds of alleged heroin and four packages which contained a total of .47 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.
The estimated street value of the heroin and methamphetamine from the seizure is $310,000 and $9,436 respectively.
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.
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.