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CBP Officers Seize Over $1 Million in Methamphetamine at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry

Release Date: 
December 10, 2020

EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry seized hard narcotics valued at over $1 million in two separate, unrelated enforcement actions at the Camino Real International Bridge.

“Narcotics interceptions like these are a prime example of CBP’s law enforcement mission and our effort to keep our streets safe from unlawful activity,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

Packages containing nearly 16 pound sof methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry
Packages containing nearly 16 pounds of
methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Eagle
Pass Port of Entry.

The first interception occurred on Dec. 5, when CBP officers assigned to the Camino Real International Bridge encountered a 2015 Nissan Juke, driven by a 48-year-old man, a citizen of the United States, and referred the vehicle for a secondary examination.  Officers conducted a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of seven packages containing 35.05 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.  

The second seizure also occurred on Dec. 5, when CBP officers assigned to the Camino Real International Bridge encountered a 2010 GMC Terrain, driven by a 23 year old man, a citizen of the United States, and referred the vehicle for a secondary examination. Officers conducted a non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 12 packages containing 15.7 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle.

The seized methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $1,014,998.

CBP officers seized the narcotics, the vehicles, and arrested the drivers. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021