EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a woman from smuggling narcotics into the United States.
“This interception of dangerous drugs exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our port,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
On Feb. 10, CBP officers at the Camino Real International Bridge inspected a taxi as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. Using a CBP canine during inspection, officers discovered a variety of illegal drugs in the possession of a passenger, a 25-year-old Dallas woman.
CBP officers retrieved six small baggies of alleged cocaine from the woman’s purse and concealed within her clothing. Also, three small baggies of alleged crystal methamphetamine, and one small baggie of alleged black tar heroin were found concealed within the woman’s clothing. Officers seized a total of 32.40 grams of cocaine, 1.03 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 0.90 grams of black tar heroin, with a total estimated value of $650.
CBP officers arrested the woman. The case was turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff’s office for prosecutions.
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.
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.