$1.1M meth seizure at Eagle Pass port of entry

Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently intercepted over $1.1 million worth of methamphetamine, highlighting their critical role in combating drug trafficking. Port Director Pete Beattie commended the team’s diligent efforts, which not only prevent dangerous substances from entering the community but also cut off a significant revenue stream for criminal organizations.

The operation unfolded on March 25th at the Camino Real International Bridge. A vehicle, driven by a Mexican citizen, was flagged for a thorough inspection. Utilizing both a canine unit and non-intrusive scanning technology, officers detected 120.11 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the vehicle’s quarter panels.

This substantial find underscores the ongoing challenges and successes in the fight against narcotics smuggling across borders. The drugs, valued at approximately $1.1 million, were seized, and the driver was taken into custody, with Homeland Security Investigations spearheading further inquiries into the incident.–Web Desk