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CBP Officers Seize 95 lbs of Liquid Methamphetamine at Eagle Pass

Release Date: 
December 23, 2015

EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently discovered a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine in a vehicle coming from Mexico.

CBP officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently discovered a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine.

CBP officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently discovered a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine.

On Dec. 18, CBP officers working at Eagle Pass International Bridge I encountered a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by a 20-year-old Houston woman, as it arrived in the United States from Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. Upon inspection, officers searched the trunk to find two boxes containing a total of 15 bottles. Further examination indicated the bottles contained alleged methamphetamine, weighing a total of 95.8 pounds. CBP officers also recovered .29 grams of alleged cocaine from the passenger, a 19-year-old Houston man.

Both subjects were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017