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
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.