U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported earlier this week that Federal agents seized 110 pounds of liquid methamphetamine within a passenger vehicle at a Texas border crossing.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the seizure occurred at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry on Sunday, July 24, after CBP officers assigned to the Rio Grande City International Bridge encountered a 2012 Dodge attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico.
The Dodge was stopped by federal officials for further inspection while attempting to cross the border. Agents said the drugs, worth approximately $2.1M, were found inside a passenger vehicle trying to cross the border.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, federal agents at the entry point found the illicit stash using K-9 units and equipment that used “non-intrusive inspection system” technology.
“Our frontline CBP officers at Rio Grande City Port of Entry utilized their training, experience, and use of our canine teams and technology to interdict a substantial load of hard narcotics,” Port Director Andres Guerra, Roma/Rio Grande City Port of Entry, said in a statement.
The officers conducted a “thorough secondary examination” on the vehicle arriving from Mexico. They found the drug “concealed within the vehicle” at that point.
The alleged driver of the vehicle was an unidentified 41-year-old American citizen.
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CBP South Texas, the Official Twitter account for U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in the South Texas corridor, posted on Twitter:
Busted: #CBP officers at Rio Grande City Port of Entry seized $2.1M in liquid methamphetamine in a passenger vehicle. Driver arrested. Read more here:
Busted: #CBP officers at Rio Grande City Port of Entry seized $2.1M in liquid methamphetamine in a passenger vehicle. Driver arrested. Read more here: https://t.co/SNWcB4DWtH pic.twitter.com/4sw7IP7Bhk
— CBP South Texas (@CBPSouthTexas) July 27, 2022
Custom Border Patrol Office of Field Operations seized the narcotics vehicle and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-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 comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.