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Cocaine Seized at Brownsville Ports of Entry

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Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:39 PM

Updated: Nov 21, 2012 4:53 PM

BROWNSVILLE - Customs and Border Protection officers on Tuesday seized more than $1 million in cocaine during two separate incidents at Brownsville ports of entry.

One seizure happened at B&M International Bridge. An 18-year-old woman was driving a vehicle that had eight bundles of drugs weighing more than 20 pounds. The load has a street value of $600,000, officials said.

The second seizure happened at the Veterans International Bridge. A 42-year-old Mexican national was arrested after officers found eight bundles of cocaine. The drug weighed more than 14 pounds. The cocaine load has an estimated value of $434,000.

Both drivers were arrested.

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