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CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Load At Presidio Port

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PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 5.2 pounds of cocaine Thursday. One person was arrested in the case.

Drug bundle in oil pan.
Drug bundle in oil pan.

“This drug load was deeply concealed in a non-factory compartment,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director. “I commend our officers for working hard to locate this contraband.”

The seizure occurred just after noon Thursday when a 2002 Ford F-250 truck with a single male driver entered the port from Mexico. CBP officers selected the vehicle for a secondary exam. An x-ray scan of the truck helped CBP spot anomalies in the appearance of the oil pan. Further inspection revealed two cocaine-filled bundles hidden inside.

CBP officers took custody of the driver, a 52-year-old male citizen from Mexico. He was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face charges associated with the failed drug smuggling attempt.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021