Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge seized approximately $228,000 worth of methamphetamine discovered in a vehicle seeking to enter the United States.
On Saturday, July 17, at the Gateway International Bridge, a primary CBP officers' inspection of a tan 1990 Nissan Maxima driven by a 23-year-old Mexican male who resides in Gilsville, Georgia resulted in the driver and vehicle being referred for a secondary examination. At secondary CBP officers discovered seven packages containing a combined total weight of 6.90 kilograms (15.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in luggage found in the Maxima.
The methamphetamine from this seizure has an estimated street value of $228,000. CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle and referred the matter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.
"This is a great interception by our CBP officers at the Brownsville port of entry," 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.