EAGLE PASS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers on the Eagle Go Port of Entry seized narcotics value greater than $1.8 million in two separate unrelated enforcement actions.
“In an effort to safe our nation’s borders, as these narcotics seizures clearly illustrate, CBP has applied enforcement methods which have furthered the disruption of harmful medicine from getting into the nation,” stated Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Go Port of Entry.
An agent referred a 2005 Ford Ranger pushed by a 21-year-old for a secondary inspection on April 5 on the Eagle Go Worldwide Bridge. The motive force was a United States citizen who utilized for entry into the US from Mexico. Following a non-intrusive imaging system inspection, officers found a complete of 24 packages containing 73.7 kilos of alleged methamphetamine hid inside the tires of the SUV.
The second seizure occurred on April 5, 2021 on the Camino Actual Worldwide Bridge II after a officer referred a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado for a secondary inspection. The truck was pushed by a 60-year-old male Mexican citizen who utilized for entry into the US from Mexico. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, officers found a complete of 17 packages containing 17.9 kilos of alleged methamphetamine hid inside two ice chests contained in the truck.
Each seizures have a mixed estimated road worth of $1,832,463.
Officers seized the narcotics and automobiles. The primary case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Safety Investigations (ICE-HSI) particular brokers for additional investigation. The second case was turned over to Maverick County Sheriff’s workplace for additional investigation.