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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $64,000 in Marijuana at Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
March 2, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered marijuana concealed within a Dodge Caravan.

Numerous packages of marijuana

On Monday, March 1, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge, CBP officers encountered a white 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by a 33-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. A primary CBP officer referred the Dodge to secondary inspection for further examination. A secondary inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 28.95 kilograms (63.8 lbs) of marijuana.

The marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of nearly $64,000. CBP officers turned the driver over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.

"This is a good seizure by our frontline CBP officers. This load of marijuana was discovered as a direct result of the great training our officers undergo on a continuous basis. I applaud our officers for a job well done," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017