EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a shipment of narcotics as it arrived into the United States from Mexico, seizing over five pounds of methamphetamine.
“CBP officers utilize their expertise, technology, tools, and canine support every day to identify and stop contraband at our borders,” said Port Director John L. Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
The interception occurred at 10 a.m., Feb. 5, at the Eagle Pass International Bridge I, when CBP officers inspected a 2000 Chevy Malibu, driven by a U.S. citizen, as it arrived from Mexico. CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system for inspection and a CBP canine. Officers retrieved two packages of methamphetamine hidden within the passenger doors of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 5.22 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $104,500.
The driver, a 23-year-old woman from Eagle Pass, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigations.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the
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.