CPB Officers Seize $16K of Heroin at BorderPress Release
EAGLE PASS, TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a woman who attempted to smuggle narcotics into the United States, said a press release this morning.
According to the release, on April 12, a 26-year-old woman requested admission into the United States, at the Eagle Pass International Bridge, as she arrived walking in the pedestrian lane from Mexico. During inspection, CBP officers retrieved one package of alleged black tar heroin that was concealed internally on the woman’s body. Officers seized a total of 0.61 pounds of black tar heroin worth an estimated $16,500.
The Eagle Pass woman was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics.
“This interception of dangerous narcotics truly exemplifies the detailed, thorough work of our officers at our port,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “Our officers work vigorously every day to protect our country and keep our streets safe.”