BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $965,615 hidden within a 2007 gray Nissan Versa.
“Brownsville’s CBP officers conducting primary inspections of travelers stopped this alleged load of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Petra Horne, “I congratulate our CBP officers for this seizure and arrest.”
The seizure took place on Friday, Oct. 23, at Gateway International Bridge when a 42-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a 2007 gray Nissan Versa and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 20 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 48.28 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $965,615.
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.