BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the B&M International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $79,560 hidden within a 2006 green Dodge Grand Caravan.
“Keeping these dangerous narcotics from entering the country is key to protecting our streets.” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers have done an excellent job with this narcotics seizure.”
The seizure took place on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge when a 42-year-old United States citizen, who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a 2006 green Dodge Grand Caravan. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. In secondary, CBP officers discovered four packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 10.32 pounds of alleged cocaine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $79,560.
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 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.