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CBP Officers at the Roma Port of Entry Seize Over $600,000 in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
November 17, 2020

ROMA, Texas —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized more than $600,000 in methamphetamine during a single 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. “Our officers remain dedicated to the CBP mission of keeping illegal and dangerous substances off the streets of our country.”

Packages containing nearly 25 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Roma Port of Entry
Packages containing nearly 25 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Roma
Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Saturday, November 14, 2020 when a CBP officer referred a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta occupied by a male U.S. citizen for a secondary inspection.  With the utilization of a canine and a non-intrusive imaging system, CBP officers discovered 24.72 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.

CBP officers seized the narcotics, which have an estimated street value of $618,000 and arrested the driver.

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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November 17, 2020