EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly nine pounds of heroin at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
“Our CBP officers did an excellent job in intercepting these drugs and preventing them from going any further,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “The teamwork they put forth every day helps to keep dangerous drugs off our streets.”
On Aug. 14, CBP officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge I inspected a 2013 Dodge Durango as it applied for entry from Mexico. Using a non-intrusive imaging system for inspection, officers retrieved three packages hidden in the console of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 8.9 pounds of alleged heroin worth an estimated $202,000.
The male driver, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Eagle Pass, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.
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.