Eagle Pass, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more $300,000 worth of marijuana at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
“Smugglers go to great lengths to get their illicit products into the U.S.,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “The training, experience and dedication of our frontline CBP officers has prevented yet another load of contraband from reaching our communities.”
On Aug. 15, CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge Import Lot inspected a 2012 Kenworth tractor, pulling a trailer loaded with tile, as it arrived from Mexico. During inspection, officers discovered 128 bundles of suspected marijuana among the boxes of tile. Officers seized a total of 1,547 pounds of alleged marijuana, worth an estimated $309,525.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.