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.
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