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Roma CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Valued at $429,844

Release Date: 
December 21, 2018

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of marijuana valued at more than $400,000 in one enforcement action at the Roma International Bridge.

“Our frontline officers maintain constant vigilance in the cargo environment and every now and then we encounter narcotics loads of this magnitude,” said Port Director Andres Guerra, Roma Port of Entry.  “This interception illustrates the quality enforcement work that our officers do on a daily basis.”

A side view of non-instrusive iamging system equipment at Roma Port of Entry
A side view of non-intrusive imaging system
equipment at Roma International Bridge.

The seizure occurred on December 19 when a CBP officer referred a 2004 Kenworth tractor trailer hauling a shipment of Saltillo tile for secondary examination.  A (canine) and non-intrusive inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 180 packages containing 2,149 pounds of alleged marijuana that has an estimated street value of $429,844.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and turned the case over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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Last modified: 
December 21, 2018