PROGRESO, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized over $191,000 in alleged crystal methamphetamine this weekend.
“The vigilance and attention to detail our officers exhibited kept these narcotics from making their way to our streets,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. "This is a significant seizure for our port and a vital step to securing our borders.”
On Saturday afternoon, May 6, CBP officers at Progreso International Bridge referred a white 2006 Ford F-250 to secondary for inspection. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 34-year-old male United States citizen from Austin and the passenger was identified as a 27 year-old female United States citizen from San Antonio. In secondary, CBP officers conducted a thorough examination of the vehicle and discovered 18.39 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine concealed with the vehicle. The narcotics carry an estimated street value of $191,425.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, arrested both the driver and the passenger. Both were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 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.