POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 3:01pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 7:50am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers seized two loads of alleged cocaine and meth at the Gateway port of entry.
On Friday, August 30th officers came into contact with a woman driving a 1997 Chevy Lumina and a child passenger.
Both occupants and the vehicle were referred to a secondary inspection where officers discovered five hidden packages within a non-factory compartment.
All five packages, of alleged cocaine, weighed over 12 pounds with an estimated street value of $403,200. The woman was arrested and handed over to Homeland Security investigators, the child was released to a family and returned back to Mexico.
In a second seizure, happening on Saturday, August 31st, officers encountered a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country driven by a 43 year-old man who resided in Brownsville.
The vehicle was sent to a secondary inspection where officers discovered 32 packages, 24 of cocaine weighing over 39 pounds and 8 of meth weighing over 12 pounds, with a total estimated street value of $1.8 million.