ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 23-year-old woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of nearly 24 pounds of methamphetamine.
“Our frontline officers have once again proven that teamwork is paramount in accomplishing the CBP mission of detecting illicit narcotics at our international bridges,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
This interception occurred on May 27, at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge after a silver 2012 Nissan Sentra that arrived from Mexico, was referred for further inspection. With the assistance of a CBP officer and his assigned (canine), officers discovered 14 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle. CBP OFO seized the narcotics valued at $471,785 along with the Sentra.
CBP OFO arrested the woman who was then transferred to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.
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.