Conexion Del Rio/Staff report

EAGLE PASS,TX–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a shipment of narcotics from making entry into the United States.

“Our dedicated officers are always vigilant in detecting narcotics to protect the safety of our public,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

On Jan.31, a 19-year-old woman requested admission into the United States to the CBP officers at the Eagle Pass International Bridge as she arrived walking in the pedestrian lane from Mexico. CBP officers utilized a canine inspection and seized five packages of alleged methamphetamine. Four packages were concealed on her abdomen area and one package was concealed internally on the woman’s body. Officers seized a total of 1.21 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $24,294.

The 19-year-old woman from Seminole, was arrested by CBP officers and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigations. CBP officers seized the narcotics.