U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Breadcrumb

  1. Home
  2. Newsroom
  3. Local Media Release
  4. CBP Officers Seize $800K in Methamphetamine at Del Rio Port of Entry

CBP Officers Seize $800K in Methamphetamine at Del Rio Port of Entry

Release Date

DEL RIO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers this weekend seized $800,000 in alleged methamphetamine hidden in a passenger vehicle.

“Amid searing summer heat, our officers maintained their vigilance, applied their experience and utilized all available tools and resources to seize a significant amount of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Alberto Perez, Del Rio Port of Entry. 

The seizure occurred on July 16 at Del Rio International Bridge. A CBP officer referred a 2007 Honda Civic driven by a 29-year-old female Mexican citizen arriving from Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico for a secondary inspection. During the examination, CBP officers utilizing canine and non-intrusive imaging system resources discovered 41 packages containing 57 pounds of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the roof. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $800,000.

CBP officers turned the case over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021