ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized over 100 pounds of methamphetamine during an enforcement action.
“We maintain a robust enforcement posture which is vital in keeping our borders secure,” said Port Director Andres Guerra, Roma Port of Entry. “I congratulate our officers for their outstanding job on this narcotics seizure.”
The seizure occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 4, when a CBP officer referred a 2010 Nissan Rogue occupied by two female U.S. citizens, both of them 44 years old, for a secondary inspection. With the utilization of a canine and a non-intrusive imaging system, CBP officers discovered 110 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.
CBP officers seized the narcotics that have an estimated street value of $750,000 and arrested both passengers. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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