Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $360K in Cocaine at Veterans Bridge


BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, hidden within a 2002 Ford Focus.

“Our officers remain vigilant as they conduct their inspections and their efforts paid off with this significant narcotics seizure,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Packages containing 46.73 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
Packages containing 46.73 pounds of

cocaine seized by CBP officers at Veterans

International Bridge in Brownsville.

The estimated street value of the cocaine from the seizure is $360,400.

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

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