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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $822,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
November 8, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge on Thursday discovered cocaine valued at approximately $822,400 concealed within a BMW.

On Friday, Nov. 5, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge came in contact with a man as he drove a 2001 blue BMW Z3 into the country. The driver, identified as a 32-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas was referred to secondary for further inspection after a primary CBP officer noticed anomalies to the rear of the BMW. CBP officers in the secondary inspection area discovered 10 packages concealed within the sports car. CBP officers removed the packages from the vehicle which had a combined total weight of 25.7 pounds of cocaine.

The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $822,400. CBP officers turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

"Amidst some traffic disruptions Friday Brownsville's CBP officers stopped dangerous drugs from entering the country," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville. "This is outstanding work by our officers as they continue to intercept loads of contraband destined to our communities,"

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge on Thursday discovered cocaine valued at approximately $822,400 concealed within a BMW.

On Friday, Nov. 5, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge came in contact with a man as he drove a 2001 blue BMW Z3 into the country. The driver, identified as a 32-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas was referred to secondary for further inspection after a primary CBP officer noticed anomalies to the rear of the BMW. CBP officers in the secondary inspection area discovered 10 packages concealed within the sports car. CBP officers removed the packages from the vehicle which had a combined total weight of 25.7 pounds of cocaine.

The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $822,400. CBP officers turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

"Amidst some traffic disruptions Friday Brownsville's CBP officers stopped dangerous drugs from entering the country," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville. "This is outstanding work by our officers as they continue to intercept loads of contraband destined to our communities,"

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017