San Juan, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized two packs of heroin from a United States citizen arriving this weekend from Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Giseline Pacheco, 21, arrived Friday at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on board an American Eagle flight, presenting herself for inspection by CBP.
Ms. Pacheco was referred to secondary inspection, where she was further interviewed by CBP officers.
During the course of the secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered that Ms. Pacheco had hidden under her clothes two packs of an unknown substance, which subsequently field tested positive for heroin.
Approximately 740 grams of heroin were seized and the subject's custody was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation and presentation of criminal charges.
"The hard work and expertise of our officers continues to add to the safety of our community by keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets," said San Juan Area Port Director Maria Palmer.
The US Attorney's office accepted the case for prosecution.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.