Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Cocaine, Meth at Port

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EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 30 pounds of narcotics at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

Officers seized drugs worth an
estimated $291,774.

“Our CBP officers are constantly vigilant in protecting the United States,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “This seizure is yet another illustration of the professionalism and dedication our frontline CBP officers put forth on a daily basis.

On Oct. 9, CBP officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge I inspected a 2011 Honda Accord, driven by a 50-year-old woman, as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. During inspection officers discovered two bags on the front seat, containing a total of 12 packages of suspected narcotics. Officers seized more than 20 pounds of alleged cocaine and 9 pounds of alleged methamphetamine, with a combined estimated value of $291,774.

The driver, a U.S. citizen and resident of Eagle Pass, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

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.

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