EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized alleged methamphetamine, valued at more than $100,000, from a car battery at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
“In seizing this load of alleged narcotics, our frontline officers demonstrated their resolute dedication to CBP’s border security mission and helped to keep our streets safe,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on May 4 at the Camino Real International Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by a U.S. citizen for a secondary inspection. CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system and canine for inspection. CBP officers conducted a thorough examination and discovered three packages, concealed within the battery of the vehicle, containing a total of 9.26 pounds of alleged methamphetamine with a street value of $129,630.48.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics. The 25-year-old woman from Eagle Pass was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.
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.
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.