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.
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
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.