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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $67K in Marijuana at Gateway International Bridge

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $67,099, hidden within a gray 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

“All seizures are important regardless of the amount in keeping our borders secure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, “I congratulate our officers for their diligence in carrying out the CBP mission.”

Packages containing 335.50 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 335.50 pounds of
marijuana seized by CBP officers at
Brownsville Port of Entry

The seizure took place on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Gateway International Bridge when a 29-year-old female United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a gray 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe when a K-9 unit conducting inspections in the area alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 14 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 335.50 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $67,099.

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

Last Modified: February 3, 2021