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CBP Officers At The Brownsville And Matamoros International Bridge Seize Cocaine Found Hidden In SUV

Release Date: 
August 29, 2011

Brownsville, TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge seized approximately 19.3 pounds of cocaine Sunday afternoon. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $617,993.

Cocaine seized at the Brownsville And Matamoros International Bridge.

On August 28, CBP officers working at the B & M Bridge came in contact with a northbound 2002 Mazda Tribute SUV and its driver, a 23-year-old Mexican citizen from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. A CBP officer referred the female driver and vehicle to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized the alleged cocaine that was found hidden within the vehicle's front bumper. The Mazda Tribute was seized by CBP.

The female traveler was transferred to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

Michael T. Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville said, "I commend our cadre of officers for a job well done and for their continued work to keep our communities and borders secure."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017