DONNA, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry recently seized more than 91 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine.
“It is dumbfounding to see the lengths smuggling organizations would go through to smuggle narcotics into the United States,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. “I commend our CBP officers for demonstrating exemplary diligence and keeping these very dangerous drugs off the streets of our communities.”
The seizure occurred on Thursday afternoon, July 27 at the Donna International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1999 Ford Econoline van for a secondary inspection. A physical inspection of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 12 cans allegedly containing 91.67 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $270,000.
CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special 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.