Drug seizures made at international bridges

MGN Online

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Brownsville seized nearly 70 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle at the Veteran’s International Bridge on Saturday, according to a press release sent by the agency.

Officers discovered 30 packages hidden inside a Ford F-150 driven by a 21-year-old U.S. citizen who applied for entry at the Veteran’s International Bridge, according to CBP.

In a second seizure on Saturday, officers at the B&M International Bridge intercepted 26 bundles of marijuana weighting a total of 41.49 pounds. Officers discovered the marijuana inside a 2013 Chevy Malibu.

Both drivers were arrested. The narcotics, vehicles, and arrestees were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation, CBP wrote.