Border Patrol Seizes $1 Million in Cocaine at the Border


BROWNSVILLE, TX — An interception of a red 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee led U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to seize nearly $1 million in cocaine at the Gateway International Bridge

According to CBP, the seizure occurred on Saturday, June 6 when officers referred the Cherokee to further inspection. A non-intrusive and a canine inspection revealed 24 packages of cocaine concealed within the vehicle. The packages had a total weight of 122 pounds.

“Our frontline CBP officers at the Port of Brownsville yet again affirmed their resolve to advance CBP’s border security mission and that commitment is reflected in this significant cocaine interception in the passenger vehicle environment,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

The narcotics had an estimated street value of $940,000. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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