PROGRESO, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized more than 59 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine this weekend.
“Once again, here is another outstanding interception by our CBP officers,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. “Our officers’ knowledge and experience of encountering smuggling techniques played a key role in this significant interception.”
On Saturday afternoon, April 29 CBP officers at Progreso International Bridge referred an arriving pedestrian, a 41-year-old female United States citizen from Brownsville, for a secondary inspection. In secondary, CBP officers conducted a thorough examination and discovered 59.03 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine in bottles of juice and milk containers. The narcotics carry an estimated street value of $883,740.
CBP OFO seized the narcotics, arrested the woman, and turned her 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.