LOS INDIOS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Indios International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $1,815,709, hidden within a gold 2001 Toyota Sequoia.
“This significant seizure of dangerous narcotics is the result of our officers’ experience and vigilance,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “We remain focused on our primary mission of securing our borders and protecting our country.”
The seizure took place on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Los Indios International Bridge when a 23-year-old male United States citizen who resides in San Benito, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a gold 2001 Toyota Sequoia. 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 a package hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the package which contained a total of 90.79 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $1,815,709.
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.
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.