FALCON DAM, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Falcon International Dam Border Crossing arrested a 39-year-old man from Juarez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico after discovering $423,300 in alleged cocaine hidden within a minivan he was driving.
“Our frontline officers assigned to the Falcon Dam border crossing demonstrated their relentless efforts and continued vigilance this weekend by detecting these hard narcotics, which subsequently led to the arrest of a man from Nuevo Leon,” said Port Director Crescencio Cantu, Roma/Falcon Dam Port of Entry.
CBP officers working at the Falcon Dam International Border Crossing on June 5 encountered a green Chrysler Town and Country minivan driven by a man from Nuevo Leon. An officer referred the vehicle for a secondary examination and after further inspection, officers discovered packages of a suspected narcotics concealed within the minivan. CBP OFO removed and seized 20 packages of alleged cocaine weighing approximately 54.89 pounds and seized the vehicle as well.
CBP OFO arrested the man and then released him 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.