Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry intercepted an alleged load of liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $81,967, hidden within baggage belonging to a pedestrian.
“Our frontline CBP officers’ attentiveness led to this seizure and arrest. These dangerous drugs will not reach this smuggler’s intended destination thanks in large part to our officers’ commitment to our mission,” said CBP Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry.
On Jan. 29, CBP officers working pedestrian primary at Gateway International Bridge encountered a man as he arrived and applied for admission into the United States. A CBP officer’s primary examination resulted in the man, identified as a 26-year-old United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas being referred to CBP secondary for further examination. While in secondary, CBP officers examined two bottles found within the traveler’s baggage. Upon further examination, CBP officers discovered the bottles contained a total weight of 4.1 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from this seizure is approximately $81,967. CBP officers seized the narcotics, arrested the man and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
CBP’s Brownsville Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.