BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a blue 2006 BMW 325iA.
“Our officers remain committed to keeping our borders secure and their efforts led to this important seizure of narcotics,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.
The seizure took place on Saturday, Sep. 26, at the Veterans International Bridge when a 35-year-old male United States citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a blue 2006 BMW 325iA accompanied by a 38-year-old male United States citizen. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, with the aid of a non-intrusive imaging system (NII), CBP officers discovered 10 packages which contained a total of 23.24 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $464,729.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and the passenger and turned them 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.