RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge intercepted $860,000 in alleged methamphetamine in a single enforcement action. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, hidden within a 2014 Ford van.
“Through the great work of our officers these dangerous drugs will never reach our communities,” said Port Director Imelda Recio, Rio Grande City Port of Entry. “This seizure is a great example of our port’s commitment to border security.”
The seizure occurred on Thursday, Oct. 29 when CBP officers assigned to passenger operations at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge encountered a 40-year-old woman, citizen of the United States, arriving from Mexico and traveling to Rio Grande City, in a Ford van. The 2014 Ford van was referred to CBP secondary for further examination after a primary inspection. In secondary, with the aid of a non-intrusive imaging system (NII) and a CBP canine, CBP officers discovered 52 packages containing 96.38 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.
The estimated street value of the narcotics from the seizure is approximately $860,000
CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver and turned her over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.