Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge in Texas Monday seized approximately $65,500 worth of marijuana discovered in a vehicle attempting entry into the United States.
CBP officers referred to secondary inspection a 1997 sedan driven by a 26-year-old woman from Mexico. At secondary, officers discovered 62 packages hidden within the car containing 65.90 pounds of marijuana.
The marijuana had an estimated street value of $65,500. CBP officers referred the case to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.
"The interception of these dangerous drugs by our CBP officers is a direct result of the ongoing training our officers receive; our officers can take pride in the work they do in protection of our country," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director Brownsville Port of Entry.
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.