BROWNSVILLE–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered methamphetamine and cocaine valued at about $270,000 concealed in a car Wednesday at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge.
CBP officers encountered a woman driving a gray 2003 Dodge Neon. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old female from Brownsville was escorted to secondary for further inspection. A secondary examination by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 13 concealed packages within the Dodge.
CBP officers removed 11 packages containing methamphetamine which had a combined total weight of 7.5 pounds and two packages containing cocaine with a weighing 5 pounds.
The methamphetamine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $112,500 and the cocaine has an estimated street value of approximately $160,000.
CBP officers turned the woman 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.
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