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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Customs and Border Protection officers seize over $1 million of meth at Eagle Pass

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized approximately 62 pounds of alleged methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1 million at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

“Our CBP officers maintain constant vigilance in protecting the United States,” Port Director for the Eagle Pass Port of Entry John Brandt said. “Keeping dangerous drugs from entering our country is one of the key missions of CBP.”

During the secondary inspection of a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup entering the United States from Mexico, CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge noticed anomalies within the vehicle through the use of non-intrusive inspection technology (x-ray).

The officers consequently discovered and seized a total of 61.9 pounds of alleged methamphetamine worth an estimated $1,238,103.

The male driver, a 50-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Corsicana, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.