Texas Border Business
EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry seized hard narcotics that totaled over $500,000 in street value this weekend.
“This significant seizure was possible because of the continued vigilance and alertness our CBP officers’ put forth on a daily basis,” said Acting Port Director Pete Beattie, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
On October 1st, CBP officers assigned to the Eagle Pass International Bridge II encountered a 28-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a vehicle making entry from Mexico. The vehicle was selected for further examination. Following non-intrusive inspection system and K-9 inspections, CBP officers discovered 19 packages concealed within the a non-factory compartment under the center console of the vehicle. The packages contained 41 pounds of alleged cocaine.
The cocaine has an estimated street value of $547,510.
The narcotics and vehicle were seized by CBP officers. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested the driver and have initiated a criminal investigation.