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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize $480,000 Worth of Meth at Port

Release Date: 
March 7, 2016

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a United States citizen March 6, after finding narcotics in his vehicle as he attempted to make entry to the United States.

“The officers’ experience and being able to utilize all available tools was demonstrated in this seizure,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “This is another example of our officers’ commitment and vigilance to the CBP mission.”

Officers seized a total of 24.21 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers seized a total of 24.21 pounds of methamphetamine.

At about 2:20 p.m., the officers, at Camino Real International Bridge, inspected a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by a U.S. citizen, as it arrived from Mexico. CBP officers retrieved 10 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the tire fenders of the vehicle. Officers seized a total of 24.21 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $484,130.16.

The driver, a 31-year-old man from Fort Worth, 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