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CBP Officers at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Seize Over 88 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 15, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Brownsville international bridges seized over 88 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $88,100.

CBP officers find marijuana at a Texas bridge

CBP officers find marijuana at a Texas bridge

On March 13, 2010, CBP officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge came in contact with a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 19 year-old male citizen of Mexico and resident of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After the initial primary inspection, the driver and vehicle were referred to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, officers seized 33 marijuana packages that were found hidden within the truck.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. This case was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents for further investigation.

"While guarding against terrorism and securing our borders, Brownsville CBP officers continue to stop dangerous drugs from entering our country. I congratulate our officers for their outstanding work ethic in the performance of our critical homeland security mission," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017