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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize $16K of Heroin at Port

Release Date: 
April 14, 2017

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a woman who attempted to smuggle narcotics into the United States.

“This interception of dangerous narcotics truly exemplifies the detailed, thorough work of our officers at our port,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “Our officers work vigorously every day to protect our country and keep our streets safe.”

On April 12, a 26-year-old woman requested admission into the United States, at the Eagle Pass International Bridge, as she arrived walking in the pedestrian lane from Mexico. During inspection, CBP officers retrieved one package of alleged black tar heroin that was concealed internally on the woman’s body. Officers seized a total of 0.61 pounds of black tar heroin worth an estimated $16,500.

The woman from Eagle Pass, was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics.

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: 
April 18, 2017