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CBP Officers Seize $704,000 Worth of Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
April 22, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection) officers at the Gateway International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at approximately $704,000 concealed within a Chrysler Grand Voyager.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $704,000.

CBP officers at the Brownsville, Texas Port of Entry seized 22 pounds of cocaine that was hidden in a 1999 Chrysler Grand Voyager.

On Wednesday, April 21, CBP officers encountered a 1999 Chrysler Grand Voyager driven by a 25-year-old male, Mexican citizen and resident of Queretaro, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. A CBP officer referred the driver and vehicle to secondary for further inspection. At secondary, CBP officers discovered hidden packages within the vehicle. CBP officers removed 16 packages of cocaine, with a total weight of 22 pounds, from the vehicle.

The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $704,000. CBP officers turned the narcotics, driver and vehicle over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.

"Brownsville CBP officers have stopped over $3 million worth of narcotics from entering our country in the past three days. I applaud our officers for these interceptions and for their outstanding dedication to our critical mission," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville Port of Entry

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017