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CBP Officers Seize $270K in Liquid Meth at the Progreso Port of Entry

Release Date: 
August 4, 2017

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.

Last modified: 
August 7, 2017