DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Del Rio Port of Entry seized mixed narcotics worth over $608,000 in street value.
"This is the second narcotics seizure within this week, and it is an example of the dedicated enforcement efforts our CBP officers are undertaking to ensure the safety of our community,” said Port Director Liliana Flores, Del Rio Port of Entry. “This recent seizure also exemplifies the high-level training and professionalism utilized by officers within CBP’s Office of Field Operations.”
The seizure occurred on Wednesday, April 6 at the Del Rio International Bridge, when officers selected a passenger vehicle for secondary inspection. A male U.S. citizen driver was referred for further inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment. Upon physical inspection of the vehicle, packages containing 27.77 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.33 pounds of heroin were discovered in the vehicle.
The narcotics have an estimated street value of $608,559.
The narcotics and vehicle were seized by CBP OFO officers. The driver was arrested, and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
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