$82K in Narcotics Seized at Brownsville Port of Entry
BROWNSVILLE – Two separate bundles of alleged narcotics were intercepted at the Brownsville port of entry over the weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge referred a 1996 Ford pick-up to secondary inspection.
Authorities discovered 129 packages hidden within the truck. The packages contained more than 130 pounds of alleged marijuana.
A 54-year-old male Mexican national was arrested.
The second seizure took place on Sunday, Sept. 17, when CBP officers referred a 2008 Ford Focus for further inspection at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge.
CBP officers found three packages hidden in the vehicle with the help of a K9 unit. They contained around seven pounds of alleged cocaine.
The driver, a 26-year-old male Mexican citizen, was arrested.
The drugs have a combined estimated street value of approximately $82,016, according to CBP.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicles.