Two pounds seized valued at more than $40K
DALLAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) arrested a man after finding more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $40,000.
CBP officers discovered the illegal narcotics concealed in the luggage of an international traveler.
Selvin S. Sandoval, a U.S. citizen, was traveling from Guatemala City, Guatemala to Dallas when CBP officers selected him for a secondary examination. During the examination of his luggage, officers discovered a clear bag containing a white crystal-like substance among packages of food items. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
“This seizure illustrates our commitment to enforce hundreds of U.S. laws including interrupting illegal narcotics trafficking,” said CBP DFW Port Director Cleatus P. Hunt Jr.
CBP seized the illegal narcotic and turned Sandoval over to DFW Department of Public Safety.
In 2014, CBP seized more than 10,000 pounds of drugs on a typical day. For more information, visit CBP Stats and Summaries.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.