$1.8 million in meth seized at Los Indios

LOS INDIOS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Los Indios International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine.

CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $1.8 million hidden within a gold 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

“This significant seizure of dangerous narcotics is the result of our officers’ experience and vigilance,” said Port Director Petra Horne, Brownsville Port of Entry. “We remain focused on our primary mission of securing our borders and protecting our country.”

The seizure took place on Thursday at Los Indios International Bridge when a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen who lives in San Benito applied for entry into the United States driving the Sequoia. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. With the help of a non-intrusive imaging system which detected anomalies within the vehicle and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered a package hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the package which contained a total of 90.79 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.