CBP Officers Seize More Than $1.2 Million in Methamphetamine at the Del Rio Port of Entry
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.2 million in a single enforcement action at the Del Rio Port of Entry.
“This significant interception of hard narcotics is a testament to the vigilance and diligence that is instilled in our CBP officers in securing our borders,” said Port Director Mucia C. Dovalina, Del Rio Port of Entry. “They remain ready in protecting our country and keeping dangerous drugs from reaching our communities.”
On Wednesday, April 18, CBP officers at the Del Rio International Bridge seized approximately 86 pounds of alleged methamphetamine in 24 packages concealed within the tires of a 2006 Ford Expedition, driven by a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen.
CBP officers conducted a thorough secondary examination, utilizing a canine unit to assist in finding the hidden narcotics. The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of $1,200,625.
CBP officers arrested the driver, seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents 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.