BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge discovered liquid methamphetamines valued at approximately $598,500 concealed within household goods being imported into the country.
On June 29, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge came in contact with a female driving a black 2010 Honda Civic. The female, identified as a 19-year-old United States citizen, who resides in Brownsville, was accompanied by an 18 year old woman also a United States citizen who resides in Louisville, Ky. Both women were referred for further inspection. CBP officers found packages of liquid methamphetamine hidden within various household product containers. The packages held a combined total weight of 39.9 pounds with an estimated street value of approximately $598,500
CBP officers turned the women over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
"Vigilance on primary by our CBP officers has resulted in the discovery of these dangerous narcotics and the arrests of these alleged smugglers. I thank our CBP officers for their dedication, vigilance and for their hard work every day," 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.