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