RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge intercepted over $1.2 million in alleged methamphetamine in a single enforcement action. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, hidden within a 2006 Kenworth tractor.
“Our CBP officers remain committed to securing our nation's borders and interdicting these dangerous drugs,” said Port Director Imelda Recio, Rio Grande City Port of Entry.
The seizure occurred on Friday, Aug, 28 when CBP officers assigned to the Starr-Camargo International Bridge encountered a tractor hauling an empty refrigerated trailer arriving from Mexico. The 2006 Kenworth tractor and refrigerated trailer were referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary CBP officers discovered 28 packages containing 60.62 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the tractor.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $1,200,000.
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned him over to local authorities for further investigation.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.