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CBP Makes Multiple Busts At Ysleta Port

Release Date
Thu, 07/16/2020

EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta port of entry had a busy Wednesday leading to the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and ammunition.

Seized methamphetamine.
Seized methamphetamine.

 

“CBP Officers are vigilant and use their law enforcement training to stop these smuggling attempts,” said CBP Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez. “The Officers’ passion and dedication to our mission is critical in stopping contraband from entering our country.” 

The first seizure occurred July 15 at approximately 5:30 p.m. when an 18-year-old United States citizen male arrived from Mexico in a 2007 Dodge Charger. The primary CBP Officer selected the male for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, a CBP drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and an X-ray examination revealed several anomalies in the vehicle’s dash area, rear quarter panels and floor. A total of 34.3 pounds of methamphetamine were extracted from the vehicle. He was arrested by CBP officers and will face charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.

Heroin body carrier.
Heroin body carrier.

The second seizure occurred a few hours later at approximately 8:30 p.m. when a 16-year-old United States citizen male arrived from Mexico as a pedestrian. The primary CBP Officer selected the teen for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, CBP Officers discovered two drug-filled bundles strapped to the subject’s inner thighs. A total of 2.29 pounds of black tar heroin were seized. He was arrested by CBP officers and will face charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.

The third seizure occurred approximately one hour later when a 21-year-old U.S. citizen male driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling into Mexico and was selected for inspection. During this inspection, a CBP Officers discovered 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition. The ammunition was seized and the investigation continues.

Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021