DONNA, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Donna International Bridge intercepted 101 pounds of alleged marijuana from two female Mexican citizens as they attempted to enter into the U.S. from Mexico.
“Our officers detected the narcotics as a result of their continued vigilance and dedication to the CBP mission,” said Progreso/Donna Port Director Nestor Garza. “Keeping these dangerous drugs out of our communities is a priority for the Office of Field Operations.”
The seizure occurred on June 15, 2016, after CBP officers at the Donna International Bridge encountered a white 2006 Nissan Quest containing two female Mexican citizen passengers, ages 27 and 29. The travelers and vehicle were referred for further inspection after a canine team (K9) alerted to the vehicle. Inspection of the vehicle resulted in officers discovering 30 packages of alleged marijuana concealed within the conveyance.
CBP OFO officers seized the narcotics, the vehicle, and arrested the two women who were turned over to the Donna Texas Police Department for further investigation.
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.