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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Rio Grande City Border Patrol K-9’s lead agents to seize over $6.1 million

Release Date: 
November 16, 2017

EDINBURG,Texas - On Tuesday, November 14, a K-9 team assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station

Cocaine seized by Brownsville Agents
Cocaine seized by Brownsville Agents

confiscated slightly more than eight pounds of methamphetamine during an operation in Brownsville, Texas. The agent’s K-9 partner alerted to the presence of narcotics on a delivery truck. Further inspection revealed a small quantity of packages concealed in liquid foam. The nine packages of methamphetamine, estimated to be worth $267,840 were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Thenext day, Kingsville agents apprehended a male subject as he attempted to smuggle a load of cocaine through the checkpoint. During a non-intrusive vehicle inspection, a K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics. Further inspection revealed that the trunk held three suitcases containing nearly 185 pounds of cocaine. The DEA took custody of the vehicle, United States citizen driver, and 32 bundles of cocaine valued at $5,844,800.

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Last modified: 
November 17, 2017