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CBP Officers Seize Over 12,174 Pounds of Marijuana at Brownsville Port of Entry’s Veterans’ Bridge Cargo Facility

Release Date: 
February 17, 2015

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized alleged marijuana valued at nearly $2,434,760 at the Veterans’ International Bridge import lot.

Bundles containing part of a total of 12,174 pounds of marijuana interdicted by CBP officers in multiple seizures at Brownsville Port of Entry

Bundles containing part of a total of 12,174 pounds of marijuana interdicted by CBP officers in multiple seizures at Brownsville Port of Entry.

“This significant amount of alleged marijuana has been intercepted at the border as a direct result of the outstanding work our CBP officers do on the frontlines in protection of our nation. I commend our officers for doing a great job with these seizures and keeping our border secure,” said CBP Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry.

On Monday, Feb. 9 CBP officers at the Veterans’ International Bridge encountered four tractors and utility flatbed trailers at the cargo facility. The tractor and trailers were referred to CBP secondary for further inspection. Examination by CBP officers in cargo secondary of the three Kenworth and one Volvo tractors and utility flatbeds revealed that hidden within the commodity being imported on flatbed trailers were 96 packages on each trailer. CBP officers removed the 384 packages from within the commodity which had a total combined weight of 12,174 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The alleged marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $2,434,760. CBP officers seized the narcotics, tractor-trailers and turned the cases over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

CBP Field Operations at Brownsville Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017