Feds Bust U.S. Drug Runners with 300 lbs of Meth & 20 lbs of Coke


BROWNSVILLE, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics in two separate enforcement actions that have a combined estimated street value of $6,127,806.

“Our officers’ vigilance and experience led to these significant drug seizures which kept these dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

299 Pounds of Meth Seized in Brownsville (Contributed/CBP)

299 Pounds of Meth Seized in Brownsville (Contributed/CBP)

The first seizure took place on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Los Indios International Bridge when a 19-year-old female United States citizen who resides in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico, attempted entry into the United States driving a 2010 Ford. The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection.  While in the secondary inspection area, with the aid of a non-intrusive imaging system (NII) and a canine unit, CBP officers discovered eight packages hidden within the vehicle.  CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 19.88 pounds of alleged cocaine.

The second seizure took place on Monday, Jan. 24, at the Veterans International Bridge when a 25-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Mission, Texas, applied for entry into the United States driving a 2004 Ford.  The vehicle was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection.  In secondary, with the aid of a canine unit and a non-intrusive imaging system (NII), CBP officers discovered 35 packages hidden within the 2004 Ford.  CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 298.72 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizures is approximately $153,340, and $5,974,466 respectively.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicles, arrested the travelers and turned them over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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ME Someone, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 08:38

Once again I will be the bigger person and admit what the republicans can't (since they are too busy fantasizing about candy and potatoes and drinking their own pee), that Biden's Border Patrol is doing a great job!

CGM5, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:11

They were Trump's Border Patrol, biden just got lucky and inherited them. If it was up to biden we probably wouldn't have a Border Patrol. After all he has already done away with all other deterrents that helped with illegal immigration.

ME Someone, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:34

The only thing Biden got rid of was the wall, which has been proven multiple times to be useless. You claim he did other things, but he has actually kept all of trump deportation rules. He got rid of remain in mexico (which was proven not to prevent anything) but that was both reinstated and for people seeking asylum anyway. You constantly say he told them to come over, yet that was before he was even president and that was also for people seeking asylum. You have nothing, especially since the border patrol itself has said this all started under trump in september of 2020 anyway. Let's not forget that trump had another surge in 2019 that republicans IGNORED, there was only a gap in between the two because of covid, otherwise they are the same surge really. 

Nice try, but we all know what kind of liar you are and will do anything to bash biden since you cry and can't handle the fact that trump lost by the largest margin of votes in history. Hilarious.

Great job men, keep up the good work. We don't need that crap coming into our country. May Almighty God bless our law enforcement officer and their families. People don't really realize what they go through to protect us from what comes to the borders. They should be paid better than what they make now. There's other Jobs that pay more and the employees don't go through the same risk border agents and law enforcement officer go through to protect the country. Great job.

CGM5, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:13

I totally agree. Whatever they are paid or whatever benefits they receive, it's not enough.

ME Someone, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:41

Well, you should be glad that Biden gave all federal employees a raise earlier this month, will you give him credit for that? 

ME Someone, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 16:56

See, so you don't actually care about the border patrol or any real issues, only biden bad because he beat your savior trump by the largest margin of votes in history and you can't stop crying about it. Thank you so so much for proving me right.

CGM5, Wed, 01/26/2022 - 17:03

My savior? That's what I said many times about you and biden. It's so cute when you try to imitate me.

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