This Wednesday, September 18, 2013 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the Veterans’ International Bridge at Brownsville, Texas port of entry encountered a 21-year-old female accompanied by a 28-year-old, both citizens of the United States who reside in San Benito, Texas, driving a 2007 Honda Pilot.
The first entry CBP officer referred the Honda and its occupants for a secondary examination. While going through the secondary inspection CBP officers discovered eight packages of alleged heroin hidden within the vehicle, weighing approximately 19.6 pounds each and with a estimated street value of approximately $1,960,000. CBP officers seized the packages of alleged heroin from the Honda Pilot, as well as the vehicle. CBP officers turned the women over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.
“These dangerous narcotics will not reach our communities thanks in large part to the outstanding work being done by our frontline officers. I congratulate our CBP officers for this seizure and arrests,” said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville Port of Entry.