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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $92,820 in Cocaine at Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge

Release Date: 
April 7, 2016

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 $92,820, hidden within a gray 2010 Honda Accord.

Packages containing $92,820 in cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

Packages containing $92,820 in cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

“This seizure is another success in keeping our country secure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Our CBP officers have done a great job in keeping these narcotics off our streets.”

The seizure took place on Tuesday, Apr. 5, at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge when a 25-year-old male United States citizen, who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a gray 2010 Honda Accord. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a non-intrusive imaging system which detected anomalies within the vehicle and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered five packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 12.04 pounds of alleged cocaine.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $92,820.

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