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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize $1.2 million Worth of Meth at Port

Release Date: 
February 24, 2016

EAGLE PASS, Texas – On Feb. 17, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a shipment of narcotics from making entry into the United States.

Officers seized a total of 60.41 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,208,120.80.

Officers seized a total of 60.41 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,208,120.80.

“This interception of dangerous drugs truly exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our port,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “Our officers employed a combination of observational skills and high tech tools to uncover this load and prevent it from going any further.”

At about 6:50 a.m., the officers, at Camino Real International Bridge, inspected a 2012 Honda Civic, driven by a Mexican citizen, as it arrived from Mexico. CBP officers retrieved 12 bottles of methamphetamine concealed in a box within the back seat of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 60.41 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,208,120.80.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Houston, 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 United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017