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CBP officers Seize $182,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
September 23, 2011

Brownsville, TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Veteran's International Bridge on Thursday discovered cocaine valued at approximately $182,400, concealed within a Chevrolet Van driven by a U.S. citizen.

CBP officers at the Veteran's International Bridge encountered a beige and silver Chevrolet, Chevy Van being driven into the United States. The driver, a 21-year-old female U.S. citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, was referred for further inspection. CBP officers discovered two packages hidden within the Chevrolet. The two packages contained approximately 5.7 pounds of cocaine.

CBP officers at Veteran's International Bridge on Thursday discovered cocaine valued at approximately $182,400, concealed within a Chevrolet Van.

CBP officers at Veteran's International Bridge on Thursday discovered cocaine valued at approximately $182,400, concealed within a Chevrolet Van.

The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $182,400. CBP officers turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

"An outstanding seizure and arrest by our CBP officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry. Keeping these dangerous narcotics from entering our country and reaching our communities is of paramount importance to CBP. I congratulate our officers and I applaud their hard work and dedication," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017