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CBP Officers Seize 250 Pounds of Marijuana at Del Rio Port of Entry

Release Date: 
November 30, 2016

DEL RIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry recently seized a load of suspected marijuana hidden inside a commercial trailer.

CBP officer sitting at window interviewing a border crosser at the port of entry
CBP officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry
found 250 pounds of marijuana in a
commercial trailer.

“Smugglers go to great lengths to get their illicit products into the U.S.,” said Port Director Alberto D. Perez, Del Rio Port of Entry. “The training, experience and dedication of our frontline CBP officers has prevented yet another load of contraband from reaching our communities.”

On Nov. 25, CBP officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry import lot inspected a tractor-trailer as it arrived from Mexico. Using a CBP canine and non-intrusive imaging equipment, officers discovered a compartment inside the trailer that contained 316 packages of alleged marijuana, weighing a total of 251.4 pounds.

The trailer was seized and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

CBP’s Del Rio Port of Entry is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017