Cocaine Seizure at Brownsville Border Crossing

25 pounds of Cocaine Seized in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE–Federal authorities report a Brownsville man was busted trying to smuggle 25 pounds of cocaine worth more than $800,000 last Friday.

The man, who hasn’t been named, was driving a BMW Z3 when he tried to crossing through Gateway International Bridge. The 32-year-old man was referred to secondary for an inspection.

There, inspectors discovered something unusual at the back of the car. Inside a hidden compartment, they found 10 packages of cocaine, weighing 25.7 pounds. It’s believe to be worth $822,000 on the streets.

The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. They will conduct a further investigation into the matter.

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