Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge seized approximately $240,000 worth of cocaine discovered in a vehicle's battery, attempting to enter the United States.
On Thursday, April 22, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge, a primary CBP officers' inspection of a black 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 22-year-old U.S. citizen female who resides in Houston, Texas resulted in the driver and vehicle being referred for a secondary examination. While at secondary, officers' examination revealed six packages containing a combined total weight of 3.40 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of cocaine concealed within the vehicle's battery.
The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of $240,000. CBP officers referred the matter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.
"Observational skills, training and dedication to the mission have resulted in this load of narcotics being intercepted at B&M Bridge. Our officers are doing a great job. I commend them for all their hard work in protection of our country." said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry