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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Marijuana at Port

Release Date: 
June 30, 2015

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a shipment of alleged marijuana on June 28.

Around 1:30 p.m., June 28, CBP officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge I, inspected a 2003 Ford Expedition as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. During inspection, officers discovered alleged marijuana hidden in two cylinders in the vehicle’s cargo area. Officers seized a total of 87 pounds of alleged marijuana worth an estimated $17,433.

The driver, an 18-year-old man from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 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 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