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Large Amounts of Methamphetamine Seized in Van Horn

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Greg L. Davis, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs Officer, 202-839-1817, Gregory.L.Davis@cbp.dhs.gov

VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents along with assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety seized 15 packages of narcotics.

On May 23, 2022, agents operating Mobile Surveillance Technology located two subjects walking east towards Texas State Highway 90. Border Patrol agents along with Texas DPS responded to the alert. As agents and officers were guided to the last known location where the subjects were hiding, the subjects began running west into the mountains.  During the ensuing pursuit, agents located a brown backpack loaded with 15 football-sized packages later identified as methamphetamine. The subjects were not located, and the narcotics, weighing approximately 45 pounds, were transported to the station where it was valued at $1.46 million

“The quick actions and teamwork of both Border Patrol agents and The Texas Department of Public Safety is something I am proud of,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin stated. “By working together these drugs were stopped from being distributed into our communities. Great job by all!”

Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at

1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.

Last Modified: May 26, 2022