Over $205K in drugs seized at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge

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Cocaine Heroin Methamphetamine Seizure (Courtesy of CBP Brownsville)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a load of numerous drugs at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge.

According to a release, the seizure took place Saturday when a 29-year-old male Mexican citizen applied for entry into the United States driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The driver was referred for further examination after a primary inspection. Upon searching, with the use of a non-intrusive imaging system and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 26 packages which contained a total of over 13 pounds of cocaine, over one pound of heroin, and over three pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle. The estimated street value of the cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from the seizure is $103,360, $39,000 and $63,492 respectively

“Our officers did an outstanding job in seizing these hard narcotics,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry in a press release. “The security of our borders is something that our officers are devoted to and take very seriously.”

The driver was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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