Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Seize more than $1.8 Million in Methamphetamine

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Indios International Bridge intercepted a load of methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued at about $1,815,709, hidden within a gold 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

The seizure took place on Thursday, August 25th at Los Indios International Bridge when a 23-year-old male United States citizen who resides in San Benito, applied for entry into the United States driving a gold 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a non-intrusive imaging system which detected irregularities within the vehicle and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered a package hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the package which contained a total of 90.79 pounds of methamphetamine.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $1,815,709.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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