Seizure of $100k in Meth at Port by Eagle Pass CBP Officers


According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release, CBP’s officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a shipment of narcotics as it arrived into the United States from Mexico, seizing over five pounds of methamphetamine.

“CBP officers utilize their expertise, technology, tools, and canine support every day to identify and stop contraband at our borders,” said Port Director John L. Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

The interception occurred at 10 a.m., Feb. 5, at the Eagle Pass International Bridge I, when CBP officers inspected a 2000 Chevy Malibu, driven by a U.S. citizen, as it arrived from Mexico. CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system for inspection and a CBP canine. Officers retrieved two packages of methamphetamine hidden within the passenger doors of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 5.22 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $104,500.

The driver, a 23-year-old woman from Eagle Pass, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigations.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

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