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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $319,436 in Narcotics at Los Indios International Bridge

Release Date: 
September 27, 2016

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.”

Packages containing $319K in heroin and methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Los Indios Bridge
Packages containing  $319,000 in
heroin and methseized by CBP officers
at Los Indios International Bridge

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017