Eagle Pass Customs Officers Seize Over $100,000 of Cocaine and HeroinPress Release
Eagle Pass,TX- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers seized more than $100,000 worth of Narcotics during an enforcement action at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
According to a press release, on March 27, CBP officers inspected a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle with Mexican plates operated by a Mexican citizen coming into the U.S.
Officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system and canine for inspection. The inspection resulted in the retrieval of three packages of alleged cocaine and one package of alleged Mexican black tar heroin from the firewall area of the vehicle.
Officers seized a total of 8.23 pounds of alleged cocaine and 1.37 pounds of Mexican black tar heroin with a total worth estimated street value of $100,747, according to the press release.
The driver, a 45-year-old man from San Francisco Tepayanco, Toluca, Mexico, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigations. CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics.
“Our CBP officers intercepted these drugs and prevented them from reaching their destination,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “Our officers employed a combination of observational skills and high tech tools to uncover this load and prevent it from going any farther.”