EAGLE PASS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Eagle Pass Camino Real Cargo Facility seized methamphetamine with a street value of more than $24,000,000 on Sept. 23.
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“Although anti-terrorism is our primary mission, CBP officers continue to maintain their vigilance to ensure commercial entries are safe and free of contraband, as this narcotics seizure illustrates,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.READ MORE: White House Details Plans To Vaccinate 28 Million Children Ages 5-11
The enforcement action occurred on Thursday, September 23 at the Camino Real Cargo Facility when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a 2010 Freightliner tractor hauling an empty box trailer arriving from Mexico. The tractor and trailer were referred for a canine, non-intrusive imaging system inspection and subsequent physical inspection resulting in the discovery of 1,221 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the walls of the trailer.
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CBP officers seized the tractor, trailer and narcotics.