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Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Over $402K in Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Heroin

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EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a mixed load of methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin with an estimated street value of more than $402,000 in one enforcement action.

“Drug trafficking organizations are persistent in their attempts to smuggle hard narcotics into the United States," said Acting Port Director Gilberto Calderon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. "As this seizure aptly illustrates, through hard work and vigilance, we will continue to intercept these dangerous drugs at our port of entry before they can harm our communities."

Packages containing nearly five pounds of fentanyl seized by CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Packages containing nearly five pounds of fentanyl
seized by CBP officers at Camino Real International
Bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas.

The seizure occurred on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Camino Real International Bridge, when a CBP officer referred a pickup truck for secondary inspection. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, CBP officers discovered a total of 13 packages containing 12.9 pounds of alleged methamphetamine, 4.9 pounds of alleged fentanyl and 2.4 pounds of alleged black tar heroin concealed within two ice chests found in the bed of the truck. The narcotics had an estimated street value of $402,779.

CBP seized the narcotics, vehicle. Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the seizure.

Follow the Director of CBP’s Laredo Field Office on Twitter at @DFOLaredo, on Instagram at @dfolaredo and U.S. Customs and Border Protection at @CBPSouthTexas for breaking news, current events, human interest stories and photos.

 

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  • Last Modified: October 5, 2022