BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized alleged cocaine valued at approximately $6,137,600 at the Veterans' International Bridge import lot.
"Nearly 200 pounds of dangerous drugs have been intercepted at the Brownsville Port of Entry by our ever watchful CBP officers working at America's frontlines. I commend our officers for a great job with this seizure," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
On Friday, November 1, CBP officers at the Veterans' International Bridge encountered a tractor and utility flatbed trailer at the cargo facility. The tractor and trailer were referred to CBP secondary for further inspection. Examination by CBP officers in cargo secondary revealed 85 packages hidden within the structure of the flatbed trailer. CBP officers removed the packages from within the trailer which had a total combined weight of 87.0 kilograms (191.8 pounds) of alleged cocaine.
The alleged cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $6,137,600. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer.
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.