Feds seize nearly $2.7 million worth of drugs in Texas port – Boston 25 News

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Two recent inspections have yielded nearly $2.7 million worth of mixed narcotics for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the Brownsville Port of Entry in Texas.

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according to a press release, the first seizure occurred on July 21 at the Veterans International Bridge when a male U.S. citizen living in Pasadena, Texas, attempted to enter the United States in a 2014 Dodge. Officers discovered 10 packages hidden in the vehicle, which investigators determined contained just over 23 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of nearly $178,000.

The second seizure occurred at the Gateway International Bridge on July 26, when a 22-year-old male US citizen living in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, applied for entry into the United States in a 2003 Ford. Officers discovered 24 packages hidden in the vehicle and found they contained nearly 125 pounds of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated street value of nearly $2.5 million.

“These significant drug seizures are a direct result of the dedication and vigilance of our officers in securing our borders and our roads, and our communities are safer as a result,” said Brownsville Port Director Tater Ortiz specified.

According to the agencyOfficers confiscated the narcotics and vehicles, arrested the drivers and turned them over to special agents from the Homeland Security Investigations.

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