$ 48 million in methamphetamine seized at Veterans International Bridge – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a shipment of methamphetamine, hidden in a 1997 Freightliner truck.
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“This substantial seizure illustrates the importance of remaining vigilant and our CBP officers have used their experience and the enforcement tools available to prevent these dangerous narcotics from entering our country,” said Port Manager Tater Ortiz, from the Brownsville Port of Entry.
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The seizure took place on Friday, October 22 at the International Veterans’ Bridge when a 60-year-old Mexican citizen requested entry into the United States while driving the truck. CBP officers discovered 62 buckets that contained a total of 2,444.92 pounds of methamphetamine.
The estimated market value of the methamphetamine from the seizure is $ 48,898,072.
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CBP officers seized the narcotics with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
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