BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veteran’s International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine in solution. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, weighing 61.46 pounds hidden within a 2004 white Chevrolet Silverado.
“I congratulate our CBP officers for this seizure of dangerous narcotics and arrest,” said Port Director Petra Horne.
The seizure took place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Veteran’s International Bridge when a 68-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Richmond, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a 2004 white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. CBP officers in secondary discovered 36 bottles within the vehicle containing the liquid which tested positive for methamphetamine. CBP officers removed the bottles which contained a total of 61.46 pounds of alleged methamphetamine in solution.
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.
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.