DEL RIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio International Bridge recently discovered more than half a million dollars worth of suspected narcotics hidden in a vehicle coming from Mexico.
“I commend our frontline CBP officers on this interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Alberto D. Perez, Del Rio Port of Entry. “Keeping illicit drugs from entering our communities is one of our key missions.”
On May 14, CBP officers, working at the Del Rio Port of Entry, inspected a 2010 Volkswagen sedan as it arrived in the United States from Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. During inspection, CBP officers discovered 20 packages of suspected narcotics hidden in the underside of the car. Officers seized 41 pounds of methamphetamine, and 12.5 grams of cocaine, with a combined estimated value of $575,525.
The vehicle, driver and passenger were processed according to CBP guidelines.
CBP’s Del Rio Port of Entry is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.