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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $90K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 11, 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $90,440, hidden within a silver 2002 Saturn L100.

“With every seizure of hard narcotics, our CBP officers demonstrate their steadfast determination in safeguarding the nation from dangerous substances as they work diligently in securing our borders,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Packages containing nearly 12 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing nearly 12
pounds of cocaine seized by CBP
officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
.

The seizure took place on Wednesday, May 10, at Veterans International Bridge when a 42-year-old male United States citizen with residence in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a silver 2002 Saturn L100 and was referred to CBP secondary for examination. Upon inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered and removed five packages of alleged cocaine hidden within the vehicle. The packages contained a total of 11.73 pounds of alleged cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $90,440.

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.

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May 12, 2017