Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veteran's International Bridge seized approximately $755,800 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine discovered in a Ford F-150.
On Wednesday, November 9 at Veteran's International Bridge, a primary inspection of a green Ford F-150 driven by a 63-year-old male U.S. citizen who resides in Corpus Christi, Texas by CBP officers resulted in the driver and vehicle being referred for a secondary examination.
At secondary, CBP officers discovered 11 packages concealed within the bed of the pickup truck. CBP officers' examination of the packages resulted in the determination that two of the packages contained a combined weight of 1.16 kilograms (2.6 pounds) of alleged methamphetamine and nine of the packages contained a combined weight of 10.14 kilograms (22.4 pounds) of alleged cocaine.
The methamphetamine and cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $755,800. CBP officers turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
"Brownsville CBP officers' resolute commitment on the frontline has had positive results with the discovery of the load of dangerous drugs. This is another good interception by Brownsville's CBP officers working to protect our nation's borders," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
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.