POSTED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:29pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 9:19am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry discovered 42 bottles allegedly containing nearly 55 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden within a 1999 Dodge Caravan SE and arrested the female driver.
On Wednesday March 6, 2013, CBP officers at the Veterans’ International Bridge intercepted a woman identified as a United States citizen from Brownsville allegedly attempting to bring into the country 42 bottles containing approximately 24.72 kilograms of alleged liquid methamphetamine. A primary inspection of the bottles revealed discrepancies in the liquid within the bottles. The woman was escorted to CBP secondary for further examination. In secondary CBP officers tested the contents in the bottles which resulted in all 42 bottles containing alleged liquid methamphetamine. The street value of the alleged liquid methamphetamine would vary depending upon various factors including final weight and purity following laboratory analysis.
CBP officers seized the narcotics, vehicle and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
“This is an outstanding seizure by CBP officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry. Alertness and dedication to our critical mission on the frontline has once again proven productive with the seizure of these bottles of alleged liquid methamphetamine and the arrest of this would-be alleged smuggler,” said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry.