Two Drug Loads Seized at B and M International Bridge

BROWNSVILLE–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Brownsville this weekend intercepted two loads of narcotics in two separate cases.

CBP officers discovered the marijuana and cocaine valued at approximately $989,030 hidden within walls of two separate vehicles on Friday and Saturday.

The first seizure happened last Friday morning at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge when a CBP officer working primary inspected a white 1999 Ford Windstar, driven by a 33-year-old man from Matamoros.

The man was sent to for a secondary inspection where officers discovered hidden packages within the quarter panels of the Ford. CBP officers removed 33 packages of marijuana from the vehicle with a combined total weight of nearly 67  pounds of marijuana.

The marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $66,790.

On Saturday, a second seizure occurred when a CBP officer at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge , came in contact with a green 1995 Nissan Sentra, which was driven by a man from Matamoros.

CBP officers discovered hidden packages within compartments located on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. CBP officers removed a total of 12 packages of cocaine that were hidden within the vehicle with nearly 29 pounds of cocaine.

The cocaine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $922,240.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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