BROWNSVILLE–Federal officers arrest a Brownsville woman Tuesday after they discovered heroin valued at $600,000 at the Gateway International Bridge hidden in a car.
CBP officers encountered a man later identified as an 18-year-old Brownsville man while driving a white 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. After a primary inspection by CBP officers, the male driver and the vehicle he was driving were referred to secondary for further examination.
CBP officers in secondary discovered nine bundles hidden within the Cavalier containing about six pounds of heroin. The heroin from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $600,000.
CBP officers turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
“Using our high tech tools, a primary CBP officer’s inspection resulted in the discovery of this load of dangerous narcotics,” said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville. “My hat is off to our CBP officers for the work they do each day to keep us safe and for diligently working to keep drugs out of our country.”
–South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org
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