Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued at approximately $39,100.
“Every seizure is significant when it comes to the security of our borders,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Our officers continue to do an outstanding job day in and day out.”
The seizure took place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge when a female citizen of the United States applied for entry into the United States driving a vehicle. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, CBP officers discovered two packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 5.07 pounds of alleged cocaine.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $39,100.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.