U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) seized nearly 52 pounds of alleged meth on Wednesday that carries a street value of $1.6 million.

CPB officers encountered a 28-year-old Brownsville citizen at the Gateway International Bridge driving a Kia Optima. Upon a second examination of the vehicle, officers discovered 22 packages of the alleged meth.

“Our frontline CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry helped keep our community safer this Halloween by seizing nearly 52 pounds of methamphetamine,” said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville. “This seizure follows two significant cocaine seizures within the past eight days showing the hard narcotics threat that our officers face and their determination to confront it.” 

The vehicle was seized and the driver was arrested and turned over the Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.