BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $26,922, hidden within a white 1995 Chevy C1500 pick-up.
“CBP remains committed to the security of our borders,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “The vigilance and training of our officers played a key role in keeping these narcotics from entering our country.”
The seizure took place on Saturday, Apr. 2, at Gateway International Bridge when a 19-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a white 1995 Chevy C1500 pick-up and was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 49 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 134.61 pounds of alleged marijuana.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $26,922.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation