Mission, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International Bridge seized 503 pieces of alleged counterfeit State of Texas vehicle safety inspection decals.
On March 20, 2010, CBP officers at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with three northbound travelers. After the initial primary examination, the two men and one female were referred to secondary for further inspection. One of the males was identified as 62 year-old Mexican citizen from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and the other as a 62 year-old Mexican citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The two men were accompanied by a 61 year-old female, Mexican citizen also from Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The three were traveling as a group. In secondary, officers discovered the Reynosa, Mexico traveler in possession of 503 pieces of alleged counterfeit State of Texas vehicle safety inspection decals. The three travelers and the alleged counterfeit decals were transferred to the custody of the Mission, Texas Police Department.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP Port Director, Anzalduas, Hidalgo and Pharr said, "This is the second seizure of alleged counterfeit vehicle safety inspection decals that has been intercepted and seized by our frontline officers."
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.