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Brownsville Port of Entry Seize Over $200K in Drugs

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Brownsville intercepted two loads of narcotics with a combined estimated street value of approximately $251,000 in two separate enforcement operations on Wednesday, July 18.

The first seizure took place at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. A 26-year-old male United States citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a black 2013 Chevrolet Sonic. The vehicle was referred to secondary for further examination. Upon inspection officers discovered and removed 11 packages of alleged cocaine with a total weight of 26.4 pounds.

The second seizure also took place at the Gateway International Bridge. A 25-year-old female United States citizen driving a black 2001 Ford F150 truck was referred to secondary for examination. Upon examination officers discovered and removed two packages of alleged methamphetamine with a total weight of 2.4 pounds.
 
The combined estimated street value of the alleged narcotics is of approximately $251,000.

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