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CBP Officers Seize Over $20,000 in Marijuana at Gateway International Bridge Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
October 20, 2015

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $20,088, hidden within a 2002 white Dodge Ram pick-up.

“CBP remains committed to the security of our country,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry.  “I thank our officers for their hard work in keeping narcotics from entering our country.”

Packages containing 100 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

Packages containing 100 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry

The seizure took place on Monday, Oct. 19, at Gateway International Bridge when an 35-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Matamoros, Mexico, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 67 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 100.44 pounds of alleged marijuana.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $20,088.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017