Texas Border Business
BROWNSVILLE, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine valued at approximately $927,038 hidden within a 2019 Dodge.
“This significant seizure is a testament to our officers’ commitment to keep our borders secure and keeping these narcotics off our streets,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.
The seizure took place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Gateway International Bridge when a 19-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas, attempted entry into the United States in a 2019 Dodge. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. While in the secondary inspection area, with the aid of a non-intrusive inspection system (NII) and a canine unit, CBP officers discovered 93 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 100.81 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is approximately $927,038.
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.