Roma CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Valued at $429,844
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.”
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.
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.