Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $400K in Methamphetamine at Gateway Bridge


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Gateway International Bridge seized $400,355 in methamphetamine.

“Our officers continue to maintain laser focus in their efforts to keep our borders secure, and their hard work and dedication to the CBP mission contributed to making this drug seizure,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Packages containing 20 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas.
Packages containing 20 pounds of methamphetamine
seized by CBP officers at Gateway International Bridge
in Brownsville, Texas.

On Monday, Dec. 6, CBP officers working at the Gateway International Bridge encountered a 20-year-old female United States citizen from Brownsville, Texas, who applied for entry into the United States driving a 2012 Ford.  The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection.  In secondary, with the aid of a canine unit, CBP officers discovered nine packages hidden within the 2012 Ford.  CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 20.01 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $400,355.

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

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