$1.7 MILLION IN METHAMPHETAMINE SEIZED
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamine valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg.
The seizure took place July 1 when a 42-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Texas applied for entry into the United States driving a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. Officers referred the vehicle to CBP secondary for further examination.
With the aid of a non-intrusive inspection system and a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered 74 packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages, which contained a total of 89.87 pounds of alleged methamphetamine.
CBP officers arrested the driver and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations